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 […]

Arrest made in Vista Pop Warner embezzlement case

VISTA – On the morning of Feb. 24, detectives from the Sheriff’s Cyber Financial Crimes Unit arrested 41 year old Vista resident Rachel Owens for several counts of identity theft and grand theft. From October 2013 until November 2015, Owens served as the treasurer for Vista Pop Warner Football and Cheer. In November 2015, detectives […]

Chargers announce they will pursue stadium project in downtown San Diego

SAN DIEGO  – The Chargers announced yesterday, Tues., Feb. 23, that they’ll pursue a stadium project in downtown San Diego, in conjunction with a planned expansion of the convention center, with the aim of placing a citizen’s initiative on the November general election ballot. In making their decision, team officials rejected city and county of San Diego offers to […]

Federal prosecutors file court papers to compel Apple to retrieve information from terrorist’s iPhone

RIVERSIDE – Federal prosecutors filed court papers in Riverside today (Fri., Feb. 19) seeking to compel Apple to comply with an earlier order requiring the company to access information from the iPhone of one of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in San Bernardino. Apple has resisted the order, which was issued earlier this week by a magistrate […]

Riverside (91) Freeway to be completely shut down Friday night, Feb. 19 until early morning Monday, Feb. 22

CORONA – The Riverside (91) Freeway in Corona will be completely shut down tonight, marking the start of a 55-hour closure to accommodate construction activity on the east-west artery. The shutdown, dubbed “Corona Carmaggedon,” will get underway at 9 p.m. between Interstate 15 and the Corona (71) Expressway. Both sides of the 91 will remain closed until 4 a.m. […]

Medical examiner seeks public’s help in John Doe case

Medical examiner seeks public’s help in John Doe case

  SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office is asking the public for help identifying a man whose body was found floating in the ocean Feb. 7. He had several distinctive tattoos, including an intricate and colorful tattoo on the shoulder. A helicopter crew spotted the body off Sunset Cliffs and […]

Officers find report of shots fired at Naval Hospital San Diego unfounded

SAN DIEGO – An apparently unfounded report of shots fired this morning, Tues., Jan. 26, at Naval Medical Center San Diego in Balboa Park prompted a lockdown of the facility and nearby schools as law enforcement officers flooded the area and police dogs searched the hospital complex. Around 8 a.m., a witness reported hearing three shots come from […]

Record set: Over 20 million passengers use Lindbergh Field in 2015

SAN DIEGO – More than 20 million passengers went through the gates at Lindbergh Field in 2015, marking a calendar-year milestone, airport officials said today. “Crossing the 20-million-passenger threshold is an important and meaningful milestone,” said Thella Bowens, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “But more important is the fact that the airport has seen […]

Survey of over 200 San Diego-region chambers of commerce shows increased optimism with revenue gains

SAN DIEGO – A monthly survey of more than 200 San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce members found increased optimism in December, thanks to revenue gains, according to results released today. Following declines in the chamber’s Business Outlook Index in October and November, last month showed a 6.7-point gain to 23.3. The outlook is scaled from negative-100 to […]