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. […]

Felon involved in woman’s abduction sentenced

MURRIETA – An ex-convict who took a Menifee woman from her home at gunpoint to collect on a debt was sentenced today to two years in state prison. Jesse Martin Aaron, 32, pleaded guilty in October to assault with a firearm in connection with the Aug. 9 abduction. In exchange for his admission, kidnapping to […]

Missing woman possible victim of foul play

  SAN JACINTO – A man whose remains were found on the Soboba Indian Reservation near San Jacinto was the victim of a homicide, and concerns were mounting today (Jan. 27) about the welfare of a woman with whom he was traveling, sheriff’s officials said. The body of Kyle Nathan Cagey, 27, of Pala was discovered Wednesday afternoon, Jan. […]