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    Driver unhurt after train hits vehicle in Vista


    A Sprinter train broadsided a vehicle at an intersection near Vista Monday night, and the driver was unhurt, a sheriff’s official said.  The collision was reported on the tracks at Santa Fe Avenue and Woodland Drive about 8 p.m. The vehicle was...

    A Sprinter train broadsided a vehicle at an intersection near Vista Monday night, and the driver was unhurt, a sheriff’s official said. 

    The collision was reported on the tracks at Santa Fe Avenue and Woodland Drive about 8 p.m.

    The vehicle was stopped in the westbound, left-turn lane of South...

    Child hurt in Fallbrook hit-run crash


    A child was struck by an SUV and injured in a hit-and-run crash on a residental street in Fallbrook Monday night, the California Highway Patrol said. The child, whose age and gender were unknown, was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital with...

    A child was struck by an SUV and injured in a hit-and-run crash on a residental street in Fallbrook Monday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

    The child, whose age and gender were unknown, was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital with unspecified injuries. 

    The child was reportedly struck...

    Badly decomposed body found in Glorietta Bay


    A badly decomposed body was found washed up on a sand bar in Coronado’s Glorietta Bay Monday evening, Harbor police said.  It appeared to be the body of a male, but authorities had not identified the person, Harbor police Lt. James Jordan said.  A...

    A badly decomposed body was found washed up on a sand bar in Coronado’s Glorietta Bay Monday evening, Harbor police said. 

    It appeared to be the body of a male, but authorities had not identified the person, Harbor police Lt. James Jordan said. 

    A San Diego police helicopter crew reported spotting...

    Prep scoreboard: Feb. 20 results; playoff schedules


    High school playoffs: BOYS BASKETBALL San Diego Section Championships OPEN DIVISION Quarterfinals—Feb. 25 (8) La Costa Canyon (19-8) at (1) St. Augustine (23-4), 7 p.m. (5) Mater Dei Catholic (22-4) vs. (4) Foothills Christian (23-5), 7 p.m. (6)...

    High school playoffs:

    BOYS BASKETBALL

    San Diego Section Championships

    OPEN DIVISION

    Quarterfinals—Feb. 25

    (8) La Costa Canyon (19-8) at (1) St. Augustine (23-4), 7 p.m.

    (5) Mater Dei Catholic (22-4) vs. (4) Foothills Christian (23-5), 7 p.m.

    (6) Mission Hills (20-7) at (3) Vista (26-3), 7 p.m.

    ...

    Sultans, Ravens in search of first title


    A year after missing out on the San Diego Section playoffs, Santana senior Emily Bodor and her teammates are heading to their school’s first final in girls water polo. So, too, are Canyon Crest freshman Sofia Anderson and her teammates. Bodor scored...

    A year after missing out on the San Diego Section playoffs, Santana senior Emily Bodor and her teammates are heading to their school’s first final in girls water polo.

    So, too, are Canyon Crest freshman Sofia Anderson and her teammates.

    Bodor scored three goals to spearhead a balanced attack as...

    Basketball playoffs open with familiar foes


    Rematches don’t always live up to the hype, but there are two in the Open Division of the San Diego Section boys basketball playoffs that figure to be worth the price of admission. On Saturday, sixth-seeded Mission Hills (20-7) travels to No. 3 Vista...

    Rematches don’t always live up to the hype, but there are two in the Open Division of the San Diego Section boys basketball playoffs that figure to be worth the price of admission.

    On Saturday, sixth-seeded Mission Hills (20-7) travels to No. 3 Vista (25-3).

    The Avocado East League rivals will...

    Climate change rally Tuesday in downtown San Diego


    More than 2,500 people are expected to attend a climate change rally Tuesday in downtown San Diego in response to recent actions by the Trump Administration and what protesters see as a lack of clean energy programs. The rally, starting at 6 p.m. at the...

    More than 2,500 people are expected to attend a climate change rally Tuesday in downtown San Diego in response to recent actions by the Trump Administration and what protesters see as a lack of clean energy programs.

    The rally, starting at 6 p.m. at the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building, comes...

    3 thoughts: SDSU 77, UNLV 64


    Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 77-64 win against UNLV at Viejas Arena on Sunday afternoon: 1. Heartache and hope During a timeout in the second half Sunday, the Viejas Arena announcer welcomed back a former Aztec in a blue ball cap sitting behind...

    Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 77-64 win against UNLV at Viejas Arena on Sunday afternoon:

    1. Heartache and hope

    During a timeout in the second half Sunday, the Viejas Arena announcer welcomed back a former Aztec in a blue ball cap sitting behind the south basket holding his young son: Dwayne...

    Disabled Carlsbad athlete invents creative way to run


    Kim Goodsell has had a hip replacement, a broken jaw, two fractured legs, a defibrillator implant to steady her heartbeat and suffers from a defect to the same gene that causes the early aging witnessed in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” So...

    Kim Goodsell has had a hip replacement, a broken jaw, two fractured legs, a defibrillator implant to steady her heartbeat and suffers from a defect to the same gene that causes the early aging witnessed in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

    So why did she enter the Carlsbad Half Marathon late...

    Deer wanders into Kearny Mesa parking lot


    Animal control crews assisted in the rescue of a deer that wandered into an industrial area in Kearny Mesa Monday. According to San Diego Police Officer Dino Delimitros, the deer was seen running in the street around 8:25 a.m. near the intersection...

    Animal control crews assisted in the rescue of a deer that wandered into an industrial area in Kearny Mesa Monday.

    According to San Diego Police Officer Dino Delimitros, the deer was seen running in the street around 8:25 a.m. near the intersection of of Kearny Villa Road and Balboa Avenue.

    The...

    Luis Sardinas looks to take next step at shortstop


    Heeding a team directive, Padres shortstop Luis Sardinas broke from personal tradition this offseason by passing on playing winter ball in his native Venezuela. Yet he still managed to have an eventful run-up to spring training. Sardinas got married,...

    Heeding a team directive, Padres shortstop Luis Sardinas broke from personal tradition this offseason by passing on playing winter ball in his native Venezuela. Yet he still managed to have an eventful run-up to spring training.

    Sardinas got married, packed on some muscle and honed his agility....

    New center shows surge in demand for children's mental health services


    Getting a pediatric mental health appointment can take months. But at a new clinic in San Diego, families can walk right in and be seen five days a week. The facility in City Heights extends the “just show up when you need us” approach that...

    Getting a pediatric mental health appointment can take months. But at a new clinic in San Diego, families can walk right in and be seen five days a week.

    The facility in City Heights extends the “just show up when you need us” approach that is common at urgent-care centers to psychiatric clinics,...

    Skip the manual: Actors demo sexual harassment


    Sexual harassment is serious business, and state law requires companies with 50 employees or more to train its supervisors and employees on do’s and don’ts. The trouble is, the training can be pretty boring — reading manuals, watching lawyers’...

    Sexual harassment is serious business, and state law requires companies with 50 employees or more to train its supervisors and employees on do’s and don’ts.

    The trouble is, the training can be pretty boring — reading manuals, watching lawyers’ stern lectures online.

    That’s where Kit Goldman comes...

    Man in custody after SWAT standoff


    A 21-year-old armed man who barricaded himself in a Santee home was taken into custody Monday following an hourslong standoff with a sheriff’s SWAT team. A .9 mm stolen handgun was found in the residence, sheriff’s Sgt. Kenneth Lawrence said. ...

    A 21-year-old armed man who barricaded himself in a Santee home was taken into custody Monday following an hourslong standoff with a sheriff’s SWAT team.

    A .9 mm stolen handgun was found in the residence, sheriff’s Sgt. Kenneth Lawrence said. 

    Deputies were called to the home on Massery Lane near...

    Crowd urges Peters to hold ground against president


    At his first town hall meeting since Donald Trump became president, Rep. Scott Peters was urged by an impassioned crowd to be a roadblock to the new administration.  Trump, in his first 31 days in office, has taken steps toward dismantling the...

    At his first town hall meeting since Donald Trump became president, Rep. Scott Peters was urged by an impassioned crowd to be a roadblock to the new administration. 

    Trump, in his first 31 days in office, has taken steps toward dismantling the Affordable Care Act, building a wall along the U.S....

    Homeless in San Diego: Camp for street people seems to make sense


      Regarding “City Camp could be San Diego’s homeless solution” (Feb. 10): City Camp sounds like a humane, organized way to help the street folks and the city at the same time. Give the homeless some viable options: committing to one of the...

     

    Regarding “City Camp could be San Diego’s homeless solution” (Feb. 10): City Camp sounds like a humane, organized way to help the street folks and the city at the same time.

    Give the homeless some viable options: committing to one of the nonprofit resettlement programs, living temporarily in...

    Authorities seek missing elderly woman


    Authorities are asking the public for help finding an 80-year-old woman who was reported missing from a La Mesa assisted living facility Monday morning. The woman, identified as Patricia Bradford, suffers from dementia and was last seen around 11 a.m....

    Authorities are asking the public for help finding an 80-year-old woman who was reported missing from a La Mesa assisted living facility Monday morning.

    The woman, identified as Patricia Bradford, suffers from dementia and was last seen around 11 a.m. at an assisted living center near the corner...

    Unlike obstructionists, MLS group shows plan


    All right, let's see what happens now.  Let's see what the electorate thinks about this proposal to turn the Qualcomm Stadium site into some things we need. And let's see what actual ideas for solutions anyone else has. If there is a better plan than...

    All right, let's see what happens now. 

    Let's see what the electorate thinks about this proposal to turn the Qualcomm Stadium site into some things we need. And let's see what actual ideas for solutions anyone else has.

    If there is a better plan than the one these local investors have to develop...

    2016: The year in housing


    San Diego County’s housing market hasn’t fully recovered from the recession, but it is getting close. Last year, 23 ZIP codes hit new high median home prices, according to real estate tracker CoreLogic. The countywide median in 2016, $490,000, fell...

    San Diego County’s housing market hasn’t fully recovered from the recession, but it is getting close. Last year, 23 ZIP codes hit new high median home prices, according to real estate tracker CoreLogic. The countywide median in 2016, $490,000, fell just shy of the $500,000 peak reached in 2005...

    Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy ride kicks off with 'Summer of Heroes'


    Disney fans wondering how the former “Tower of Terror” ride will be transformed won’t have to wait much longer. The newly reformulated “Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT!” ride will open May 27 at the Disney California Adventure Park...

    Disney fans wondering how the former “Tower of Terror” ride will be transformed won’t have to wait much longer. The newly reformulated “Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT!” ride will open May 27 at the Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim.

    Themed to the comics-inspired film “Guardians...

    Roger Waters mulls performing Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' at U.S.-Mexico border


    Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is contemplating performing “The Wall” — Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 double-album about isolation, conformity, division, responsibility and freedom of expression — at the U.S.-Mexico border to protest...

    Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is contemplating performing “The Wall” — Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 double-album about isolation, conformity, division, responsibility and freedom of expression — at the U.S.-Mexico border to protest President Donald Trump’s proposed wall between the two countries.

    ...

    SoccerCity plan: 4,800 homes, 2 stadiums, parks and commercial space at Q site


    The proposed $1 billion-plus redevelopment of Qualcomm Stadium property, dubbed “SoccerCity,”  would include up to 4,800 homes, more than 3 million  square feet of office and retail space, 55 acres of parks and nearly as many parking spaces as...

    The proposed $1 billion-plus redevelopment of Qualcomm Stadium property, dubbed “SoccerCity,”  would include up to 4,800 homes, more than 3 million  square feet of office and retail space, 55 acres of parks and nearly as many parking spaces as currently exist at the 166-acre site, according to...

    Hardwick cherishes being in San Diego's Hall of Fame


    Nick Hardwick earned his induction to the Breitbard Hall of Fame because he played 136 games at center for the Chargers during one of the most successful periods in franchise history. He is a San Diego icon, a damn hero, because he stayed when he could...

    Nick Hardwick earned his induction to the Breitbard Hall of Fame because he played 136 games at center for the Chargers during one of the most successful periods in franchise history.

    He is a San Diego icon, a damn hero, because he stayed when he could have left.

    “I’m not going anywhere,” Hardwick...

    Robots poised to take over wide range of military jobs


    The wave of automation that swept away tens of thousands of American manufacturing and office jobs during the past two decades is now washing over the armed forces, putting both rear-echelon and front-line positions in jeopardy. “Just as in the...

    The wave of automation that swept away tens of thousands of American manufacturing and office jobs during the past two decades is now washing over the armed forces, putting both rear-echelon and front-line positions in jeopardy.

    “Just as in the civilian economy, automation will likely have a big...

    After frenetic offseason, Tyrell Jenkins settling in with Padres


    In the routine-driven world of professional baseball, continuity is a coveted resource, a shortage of which can result in the loss of identity. Asked the most challenging part about being with four organizations in less than four weeks, Tyrell Jenkins...

    In the routine-driven world of professional baseball, continuity is a coveted resource, a shortage of which can result in the loss of identity. Asked the most challenging part about being with four organizations in less than four weeks, Tyrell Jenkins revealed a knowing smirk.

    “Changing my (Twitter)...