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    Pedestrian hit by train, killed in Encinitas


    Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death as a possible suicide. Northbound Coaster trains are...

    Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death as a possible suicide. Northbound Coaster trains are disrupted.

    4 arrested, suspected in Chula Vista street robbery


    Three adults and a teen were stopped Saturday in a vehicle used when a bicyclist was held at gunpoint last...

    Three adults and a teen were stopped Saturday in a vehicle used when a bicyclist was held at gunpoint last weekend.

    Gov. Newsom promotes California's reproductive health rights during San Diego rally


    California Governor Gavin Newsom and his wife and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom meet supporters of Planned Parenthood after the Governor spoke to them during a rally at The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 building on Saturday, May 18,...

    The governor's proposed budget includes $100 million for reproductive health and sexual healthcare, as other states have recently passed laws against abortion

    San Diego State University Commencement 2019

    San Diego State University Commencement 2019


    Marketing degree candidates in the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University, Paul Karim, left, Breanna Martins, right, are all smiles, as they along with other students get ready for the first of three commencement ceremonies of the day...

    1,857 degree candidates participated in the Fowler College of Business commencement ceremony at San Diego State University, the first of three ceremonies held Saturday May 18, 2019. A total of about 10,300 students collectively will participate over eight different commencement ceremonies that began on Thursday at the Imperial Valley campus and will continue through May 19 in Viejas Arena.

    Two dead in Santa Ysabel crash


    CHP was alerted to a car and nearby trees on fire early...

    CHP was alerted to a car and nearby trees on fire early Saturday

    County education office concerned over Sweetwater schools' decision not to solicit bids on financial software contract


    Sweetwater Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Karen Janney speaks at a news conference announcing using an early retirement program to help their budget deficit on March 11, 2019. (Photo by K.C. Alfred/San Diego...

    The district plans to spend $1.8 million over the course of five years for a financial software used by one other California school district.

    More California kindergartners are skipping required vaccinations


    Measles, mumps and rubella vaccines are seen in a cooler at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., in...

    The percentage of kindergartners who don't have all their required vaccinations — including the one for measles — rose after a law change that allows some students to skip them without citing a reason

    DEA raids Point Loma hash oil lab, the 3rd in 2 days in San Diego County


    The dismantling of the smaller Point Loma hash oil lab Friday came a day after agents took down a major lab in Warner Springs and discovered another hash oil operation after it exploded in El Cajon....

    The dismantling of the smaller Point Loma hash oil lab Friday came a day after agents took down a major lab in Warner Springs and discovered another hash oil operation after it exploded in El Cajon.

    Tijuana man and his 3 children ran human-smuggling ring, prosecutors say


    The Mendez-Brahan organization allegedly used an area east of Tecate, charging up to $8,500 for each of the hundreds of unauthorized immigrants they moved into the country for nearly a decade, prosecutors said....

    The Mendez-Brahan organization allegedly used an area east of Tecate, charging up to $8,500 for each of the hundreds of unauthorized immigrants they moved into the country for nearly a decade, prosecutors said.

    Chasing a dream: 80-year-old woman graduates from SDSU


    Aztecs basketball players and SDSU graduates Devin Watson, right, and Jeremy Hemsley pose for pictures with San Diego State University's oldest graduate for 2019 Yasuko Fujii, 80, who is a big fan of Aztecs basketball, while they wait for the start of...

    Yasuko Fujii's love for learning never died, even as life got in the way

    Dance of the dragons

    Dance of the dragons


    Birch Aquarium showcases a new seadragon exhibit Friday, with a tank large enough for the animals' underwater courtship rituals....

    Birch Aquarium showcases a new seadragon exhibit Friday, with a tank large enough for the animals' underwater courtship rituals.

    SWAT standoff in Bonita ends after 8 hours with suspect in custody


    Deputies had Allen School Lane closed and were asking a suspect to surrender. After more than six hours, the man was taken into...

    Deputies had Allen School Lane closed and were asking a suspect to surrender. After more than six hours, the man was taken into custody.

    San Diego to receive flights of migrant families from Texas Border Patrol

    San Diego to receive flights of migrant families from Texas Border Patrol


    A US Customs and Border Protection agent checks documents of a small group of migrants, who crossed the Rio Grande from Juarez, Mexico, on May 16, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. About 1,100 migrants from Central America and other countries are crossing into...

    San Diego Border Patrol will take three flights per week of 120 to 135 people each from the Rio Grande Valley.

    San Ysidro homeowner shoots at shed burglar


    The owner called San Diego police Friday and said he had fired two rounds at a...

    The owner called San Diego police Friday and said he had fired two rounds at a prowler.

    Man injured in drug lab explosion at El Cajon warehouse near used car lot


    A member of the DEA's regional Narcotic Task Force looks over an El Cajon hash oil extraction lab, part of which exploded Thursday night, causing a fire in a warehouse behind a used car...

    The blaze at a warehouse on El Cajon Boulevard was quickly extinguished, then authorities found chemicals and hash-oil extraction equipment.

    Pedestrian struck, gravely injured on SR-94 east of downtown


    The man, described by witnesses as elderly, was hit about 7:35 p.m. on eastbound SR-94 near 28th Street and suffered major injuries....

    The man, described by witnesses as elderly, was hit about 7:35 p.m. on eastbound SR-94 near 28th Street and suffered major injuries.

    FBI seeks identity of College Area bank robber


    Surveillance photos show the suspect in a Wednesday robbery at Citibank on El Cajon Boulevard in the College...

    The suspect was last seen running from Citibank and heading north on 60th Street. He wore sunglasses, an American flag bandanna over his face and a black hoodie pulled over his head.

    Father Joe's takes homeless health services to the street


    Father Joe's Villages medical director Dr. Jeffrey Norris, left, and Father Joe's Villages President and CEO Deacon Jim Vargas announce a new medical outreach program for homeless people at a Thursday news...

    Father Joe's Villages has launched an outreach program that brings health services to homeless people on the streets in downtown San Diego.

    Flyers on cars in OB called misleading about new ordinance

    Flyers on cars in OB called misleading about new ordinance


    Flyers left on vehicle in Ocean Beach's Dog Beach stated a new law against vehicle habitation would be enforced June 14. A police captain said no date has begun for...

    A San Diego police captain said flyers left on some vehicles at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach had inaccurate information about the new law against vehicle habitation.

    5 injured in crash involving ambulance in Kearny Mesa

    5 injured in crash involving ambulance in Kearny Mesa


    At least four people were injured Thursday afternoon in a collision involving an ambulance on Kearny Villa Road south of Balboa Avenue in Kearny...

    The collision happened about 2:15 p.m. on Kearny Villa Road south of Balboa Avenue, near the off-ramp from northbound state Route 163. Kearny Villa Road was closed more than four hours, but reopened about 6:45 p.m.

    Victims blast new diocesan compensation plan for those abused by priests


    Irwin Zalkin at a news conference when the Catholic Diocese of San Diego settled a priest-abuse case in...

    "You don't get your day in court," said Esther Hatfield Miller, objecting to the new program of confidential mediations. "You can't expose the wrongdoing, the systemic abuse by the church."

    Calif. AG: $2M mortgage fraud scheme draws 13-year sentence


    In February 2018, a San Diego grand jury indicted four people in what the state Attorney General's Office said was a fraud scheme that had victimized 40 people who had sought mortgage...

    In February 2018, a San Diego grand jury indicted four people in what the state Attorney General's Office said was a fraud scheme that had victimized 40 people who had sought mortgage help.

    Oceanside police motorcycle officer avoids serious injury in Pala crash

    Oceanside police motorcycle officer avoids serious injury in Pala crash


    An Oceanside Police Department motorcycle was badly damaged in a crash Wednesday evening on state Route 76 in Pala, but the officer riding it home suffered only a wrist...

    On his way home from work on state Route 76, the officer saw the vehicle coming toward him and tried to avoid the crash, a spokesman said. He was hit anyway, but apparently sustained only a minor injury.

    Homeowners and homeless share concerns about new vehicle habitation law


    Steve Chatzky and his wife Suzonne Keith in front of their RV that is parked in the Kearny Mesa area where they and their adult daughter will stay the night on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in San Diego,...

    A day after the San Diego City Council approved a new ban on people living in vehicles, homeless people and at least one supporter of the ban share some concerns about how it will be implemented.

    More construction coming to California border barriers


    SAN DIEGO CA. FEB 22, 2019, - Work has started on the construction of a stretch of secondary border fence along the US-M?xico border in San Diego, on the left.. The construction site is just next to the area at right were where eight prototype walls are...

    The Department of Homeland Security issued environmental waivers for expedited work in four more areas along the state's border with Mexico.

    SDPD investigating College Area bank heist


    The suspect robbed employees at the Citibank on El Cajon Boulevard near College Avenue around 3:15 p.m. before fleeing into a nearby neighborhood, police said....

    The suspect robbed employees at the Citibank on El Cajon Boulevard near College Avenue around 3:15 p.m. before fleeing into a nearby neighborhood, police said.

    Interactive map shows crimes around San Diego County


    Reported crimes — homicides, rapes, child abuse, robbery, theft, murder, assault — in San Diego...

    Reported crimes — homicides, rapes, child abuse, robbery, theft, murder, assault — in San Diego County

    Two hospitals improve and two regress in latest hospital quality report card


    SAN DIEGO, CA: June 23, 2016 | Sam Minero, manager of surgical care at Sharp Memorial Hospital and a registered nurse talks with surgical nurses and technicians during a daily safety huddle with surgical staff before they begin their day in the different...

    Leapfrog group awards 'A' rating to Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in La Mesa and Scripps Green Hospital in Torrey Pines

    Attorney Cory Briggs drops out of San Diego mayor's race


    Attorney Cory Briggs speaks at a meeting of the Local Agency Formation Commission, where the board dissolved the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District Monday...

    Frequent City Hall critic says he's a better lawyer than politician

    San Diego man among 6 dead in Alaska plane collision

    San Diego man among 6 dead in Alaska plane collision


    Emergency crews tend to a victim of Monday's midair collision near Ketchikan, Alaska. A San Diego woman was identified late Tuesday as one of six people killed in the...

    Louis J. Botha, 46, was among the four Americans, one Canadian and one Australian killed in the Monday afternoon crash near Ketchikan.

    Tijuana police arrest Sacramento homicide suspect


    Joshua Thomas Vaden,...

    The FBI and Sacramento deputies tracked Joshua Vaden to Tijuana. After his arrest, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department jailed him and helped extradite him to Northern California.

    San Diego council supports Weber use-of-force bill


    Score: 7.2 L Weber represents District 79 in the California State...

    The San Diego City Council weighed in on a proposed state law that would change the legal standard justifying when police use deadly force.

    Six California dioceses hire outside party to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse

    Six California dioceses hire outside party to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse


    In October 2016, Kenneth Feinberg, second from left, speaks while Camille Biros, left, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, second from right, and former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly during a news conference in New York...

    While the church would have no control over who is compensated, or how much money is offered, some worry that the confidential program would shield the identities of abusive priests

    Jurors in murder trial see 'face of a killer' of Ocean Beach 'Incense Man'

    Jurors in murder trial see 'face of a killer' of Ocean Beach 'Incense Man'


    These photos were shown in San Diego Superior Court on Tuesday, of a man attorneys said was Walter Riley's killer. Noah Jackson's attorney said the man in the photo is not his...

    Noah Jackson is accused of fatally stabbing Walter Riley, a homeless man known for selling incense. Jackson's defense lawyer says Jackson is not the killer.

    Man sentenced to life in prison for shooting, attempting to kill coworker


    Julio Riel Narvaez III pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the June 20, 2017 shooting of Michael Limbag, whose cousin is married to the...

    Julio Riel Narvaez III pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the June 20, 2017 shooting of Michael Limbag, whose cousin is married to the defendant.

    Not guilty plea entered for alleged synagogue shooter on 109 federal charges

    Not guilty plea entered for alleged synagogue shooter on 109 federal charges


    April 30, 2019, San Diego, California John Earnest, 19, accused of killing one and wounding 3 others in the Chabad of Poway shooting on April 27, 2019, appears in San Diego Superior court with his attorney, John O'Connell, public defender during his...

    John T. Earnest, 19, is being prosecuted in both federal and state court in connection with the deadly rampage at Chabad of Poway

    FBI offers $10K in case of missing Washington girl believed taken by her mother

    FBI offers $10K in case of missing Washington girl believed taken by her mother


    The FBI is asking for assistance in finding Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez (pictured at left, in 2018), and her mother, Esmeralda Lynn Lopez Lopez (pictured at right). The FBI said investigators suspect Lopez Lopez took the child during a supervised visit last...

    Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez was taken from a Vancouver, Wash. mall during supervised visit with her mother in October. The FBI says California residents might have helpful information that could lead to her recovery.

    Empty panga boat found beached Monday in Carlsbad


    The boat was found early Monday morning. Eight life jackets found nearby, the Border Patrol...

    The boat was found early Monday morning. Eight life jackets found nearby, the Border Patrol says.

    Asylum seekers forced to 'remain in' Mexicali face long journey to court hearings


    People eat dinner at Cobina Posada del Migrante, a migrant shelter on April 3, 2019 in Mexicali, Mexico. Many of the migrants who stay at the shelter are seeking asylum and will be affected by the Migrant Protections Protocols, a policy that requires...

    Those returned to Mexicali under Migrant Protection Protocols have to travel more than 100 miles to the port of entry where they cross the border to go to immigration court.

    Police: Woman stabbed sister in head with chisel during Escondido fight


    The sisters were fist fighting at an apartment complex on East Grand Avenue when one used the construction tool to stab the other in the...

    The sisters were fist fighting at an apartment complex on East Grand Avenue when one used the construction tool to stab the other in the head.

    Five injured at border after crash


    Seven vehicles, 14 mobile street vending carts also hit. U.S. driver is taken into...

    Seven vehicles, 14 mobile street vending carts also hit. U.S. driver is taken into custody.

    Pastor charged with molesting girl in Escondido faces new Orange County child molestation charges


    John Rodgers McFarland, 67, was charged last year with crimes that allegedly occurred in Escondido. He faces up to 179 years to life in prison if convicted of the new charges in Orange...

    John Rodgers McFarland, 67, was charged last year with crimes that allegedly occurred in Escondido. He faces up to 179 years to life in prison if convicted of the new charges in Orange County.

    HUD proposes evicting unauthorized immigrants from subsidized housing

    HUD proposes evicting unauthorized immigrants from subsidized housing


    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a rule change that prohibit unauthorized immigrants from living in federally subsidized housing. HUS Secretary Ben Carson is shown above touring the Alpha Project bridge shelter tent in San...

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a rule that would prohibit undocumented immigrants from living in Section 8 housing, but the head of the San Diego Housing Commission said the change could cost more money to implement and displace legal residents.

    Iraqis trickle in among county refugee arrivals

    Iraqis trickle in among county refugee arrivals


    A van parked out the International Rescue Committee in San...

    What was once the largest group of San Diego newcomers each month all but stopped coming under additional screening requirements of the Trump administration

    Body found in Chollas Reservoir; death investigation underway


    San Diego police and the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office were investigating the death of a man whose body was found Monday in Chollas Reservoir in San Diego's Oak Park...

    Police said the body appeared to be that of a Hispanic man in his mid to late 20s, a lieutenant said. There were no obvious signs of trauma.

    State Legislature considering making hairstyle discrimination form of race discrimination


    Runner-up contestant Yanely Salgado, 31, displays her hairdo on stage during an Afro hair contest in Havana, Saturday, June 13, 2015. Young Afro-Cuban performance artist Susana Delahante has transformed a Havana cultural center into the stage of a black...

    California law allows employers to set "reasonable workplace appearance, grooming, and dress standards." There are limits.

    Unaccompanied minors vulnerable, missing in Tijuana


    Milagros, a 15 and a half year old unaccompanied minor from El Salvador who is pregnant and living in the Agape Mision Mundial in the Fausto Gonzalez section of Tijuana, made decorations to help decorate for Mothers Day. She was photographed there on...

    Mexico has no formal registry to track unaccompanied minors from Central American traveling to the border. The whereabouts of many are unknown.

    Pedestrian hit, killed by SUV in El Cajon


    Man was crossing Jamacha Road at the intersection with Granite Hills on Saturday night when he was...

    Man was crossing Jamacha Road at the intersection with Granite Hills on Saturday night when he was hit

    Cure for hate: Former skinheads recall what turned them around


    LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - MAY 10: Tim Zaal, poses for a portrait at the Museum of Tolerance on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif. Zaal, a former neo-Nazi skinhead regularly does a one hour at the Museum of Tolerance (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles...

    White nationalist beliefs can be reversed, experts say, but it is not a fast or easy process.