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 […]

Seven more influenza deaths reported in San Diego County

Seven more influenza deaths were reported last week in San Diego County, bringing this season’s local total to 68. That’s the same overall number reported all last season, according to an announcement today by the Health and Human Services Agency. The people who died ranged in age from 31 to 98 years old, with mostover 65. All except […]

San Diego Central Library hosts “Human Library”

SAN DIEGO  – Instead of picking up a book at the San Diego Central Library today, you’ll be able to “check out” a living, breathing human being and learn their story directly. A “Human Library” event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Library patrons will be able to “borrow” someone for a 15-minute […]

Tony Gwynn Jr. to join Padres broadcast team

SAN DIEGO  – The Padres confirmed today that former outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr., son of the late Hall of Famer, will be part of this year’s broadcast team. Gwynn Jr. — who played for the Padres for two seasons — will be part of television pre- and post-game shows on Fox Sports San Diego and an […]

Expedited passport services offered

SAN DIEGO  – The city of San Diego will begin offering expedited processing of U.S. passport applications today, according to the City Clerk’s office. The city resumed offering standard passport applications at City Hall in 2013, following a four-year layoff. Expedited processing, which cuts the turnaround time from 4-6 weeks to 2-3 weeks, was not available […]

Mothers’ milk needed for region’s premature babies

LA JOLLA – A drive to collect badly needed mothers’ milk donations is scheduled at UC San Diego today. UCSD Health and the San Jose Mothers’ Milk Bank will collect human milk that can be used in the care of premature babies. According to UCSD Health, the usual recipients of banked human milk are infants with […]

Escondido motorcycle dealership destroyed by fire

ESCONDIDO – An Escondido motorcycle dealership was destroyed by fire Saturday night, according to fire officials. The building was fully engulfed in flames as firefighters were called at about 10:30 p.m. to the Moto Forza dealership in the 500 block of North Tulip Street, a dispatcher said. A second alarm was called, which brought in additional firefighters in from neighboring […]

Efforts resume to recover body of 20-year-old woman killed in plane crash

RAMONA  – Efforts to recover the body of a 20-year-old woman killed when a small plane crashed in a remote mountainside area north of Ramona are expected to resume today. Two men, 25 and 28, sustained only minor injuries when the aircraft crashed for unknown reasons near Pamo Valley in the Cleveland National Forest around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. […]