It began with a simple twist of fate: a chance encounter between Alex Montoya's uncle, Frank Callahan, and Harvey Fitzhugh, a man wearing a red fez. Read more/news/2014/sep/30/disability-awareness-month-local-hero-alex-montoya/
When Myra Curiel aged out of the foster care system and enrolled in Casa de Amparo’s New Directions transitional housing program in Oceanside, she received a welcome basket. Read more/news/2014/sep/15/local-hero-myra-curiel-helps-aging-out-foster-yout/
- Sept. 1
Marine veteran and professional mixed martial arts fighter Kelsey DeSantis may best be known for taking Justin Timberlake as her date to the Marine Corps Ball. Well, DeSantis is making headlines again, this time for competing in a beauty pageant-esque competition called Ms. Veteran America.
- Aug. 29
Now 5 months old, baby gorilla Joanne still rides on mom's back usually but is now spending more time sitting and crawling around her enclosure.
- Aug. 28
Emerson, a 440-pound Galapagos tortoise who has been at the San Diego Zoo since the 1980s, was flown to Detroit and then driven to Ohio on Wednesday.
- Aug. 27
For the past decade, Barbarella Fokos has been writing her popular column Diary of a Diva for the San Diego Reader. Now she has released her first book, "Diary of a Diva: Behind the Lipstick."
- Aug. 26
Brands of almond and peanut butters recalled from store shelves because of possible Salmonella contamination were sold by military commissaries, according to an announcement the Defense Commissary Agency.
- Aug. 22
The historic drought is reducing supplies of California honey, raising prices for consumers and making it harder for beekeepers to earn a living.
- Aug. 21
Steve-O confessed on YouTube Wednesday, saying "I'm putting my foot down for Shamu."
- Aug. 20
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will no longer pursue an appeal of citations issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau — who was killed by an orca at the Florida park.
- Aug. 20
The chinchillas will be put up for adoption after they're determined to be healthy.
- Aug. 20
- Midday Edition
Kitten season is here and that means animal shelters are getting an influx of homeless litters. The San Diego Humane Society says many newborn kittens wouldn't survive if it weren't for its 24-hour kitten nursery.