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A La Mesa police vehicle drives the streets, Ma...

New DNA Evidence Solved 36-Year-Old La Mesa Cold-Case Murder

Dec. 16, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

New DNA evidence helped La Mesa police solved a nearly 36-year-old cold-case murder, officials announced Monday.

A health care worker prepares syringes, includi...

SDSU Student Contracts Mumps, County Sees Spike In Disease

Dec. 12, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Ebone Monet

So far this year, there have been 63 confirmed or probable mumps cases in San Diego, compared to nine cases last year — a sevenfold increase.

Water in a sink inside a bathroom at Lake Poway...

Week After Contamination, Poway Boil-Water Advisory Lifted

Dec. 6, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

Poway lifted the advisory after test results came back clean and said residents can use tap water for "all purposes."

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Disgraced Rep. Duncan Hunter To Resign After Holidays

Dec. 6, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Three days after pleading guilty to corruption, Rep. Duncan Hunter announced he is resigning from Congress after the holidays.

Rendering of Bashor Field in honor of Dianne Ba...

SDSU Announces $15M Donation Toward Mission Valley Stadium Project

Dec. 5, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

The donation is one of the largest single gifts in the university’s history, SDSU President Adela de la Torre said.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, heading into cour...

Congressman Duncan Hunter To Plead Guilty To Campaign Finance Crime

Dec. 3, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Priya Sridhar

Hunter is scheduled to change his plea at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the federal courthouse in downtown San Diego.

The outside of the Board of Education building ...

San Diego Unified Voted To Join LAUSD Class-Action Against Juul

Nov. 13, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Joe Hong

The Board of Education voted 5-0 in favor of joining the suit in a closed session meeting Tuesday evening.

San Diego State University police prepare to di...

Power Restored In Mid-City After Bird Strikes Substation, Causing Widespread Outage

Nov. 12, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood

Power was restored to customers Tuesday night after a bird struck a substation in City Heights causing an outage that hit most of Mid-City and the College area, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.

Smoke rises from a brush fire in the Talmadge a...

Evacuations Lifted For Fairmount Fire In Talmadge

Oct. 15, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood

Evacuations were lifted around 3:25 p.m. but access to the area was still limited because of the fire trucks in the area, fire officials said.

This updated map on Oct. 10, 2019, shows a map ...

SDG&E Lowers Number Of Customers Affected By Potential Outage

Oct. 11, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

SDG&E may shut off power to 17,771 customers, down from the 30,000 customers announced Wednesday because of weather conditions that could pose a danger to power lines and increase the risk of wildfires.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, heading into cour...

Duncan Hunter Corruption Trial Pushed Back Till Late January

Oct. 7, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

A federal judge on Monday pushed Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's corruption trial further back in January.

Rep. Duncan Hunter enters the San Diego Federal...

9th Circuit Court Agrees To Hear Duncan Hunter's Appeal

Sept. 27, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this week agreed to hear the congressman's appeal in the corruption case against him.

Flames from the Willow Fire are pictured in Lak...

Evacuations, Road Closure Lifted For Lakeside Wildfire

Sept. 25, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Evacuation orders were issued for homes in the 14402 — 14470 range on Willow Road as a precaution.

Jump bikes at the city of San Diego's impound l...

Uber Pulling Fleet Of Dockless Bikes, Scooters From San Diego Market

Sept. 12, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Uber says regulations made it too difficult for it to operate in the city.

A 3.9-magnitude quake struck southwest Riversid...

3.9 Magnitude Quake Strikes Southwest Riverside County

Sept. 10, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

The temblor struck around 1:20 p.m. about 1 mile east of Wildomar and 4 miles northwest of Murrieta with a depth of around 8.8 miles, according to the USGS.

One of the sketches from Dr. Seuss’s “Horse Mus...

UC San Diego Celebrates Release Of New Dr. Seuss Book 'Horse Museum'

Sept. 3, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

The Dr. Seuss library at UC San Diego held a special celebration Tuesday for the release of a never-before-published Dr. Seuss book.

The San Diego Police Department seal is seen on...

Officer Injured During Arrest Over Parking Violation Near Mission Bay

Aug. 28, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, City News Service

A police officer was injured Wednesday while helping arrest a woman who allegedly became upset and belligerent after getting a parking ticket in Mission Bay Park.

Horses run in front of the grandstand at the De...

Fourth Horse Dies After Sustaining Injury During Training At Del Mar Racetrack

Aug. 12, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

The club did not release any information on how the horse got injured, saying only that emergency personnel immediately responded to the incident.

The city of San Diego closed a stretch of Coast...

City Closes Streets Near La Jolla Cove For Emergency Work To Reinforce Unstable Cliff

Aug. 9, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Parts of Coast Boulevard and Cave Street will be closed for up to six weeks while crews work to stabilize the area. City officials said geologists found spots of weakness in the sea cave called Cook’s Crack located underneath Coast Boulevard.

Margaret Hunter, wife of Rep. Duncan Hunter, ex...

Judge Asked To Reschedule Sentencing Of Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Wife In Campaign Finance Case

Aug. 6, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood

Federal prosecutors and lawyers representing Margaret Hunter, who is set to testify against her husband, asked the court Tuesday to change her sentencing hearing date for from September to December.

Kent Williams, fourth from left, stands with hi...

New State Law Frees San Diego Man From Life Sentence

Aug. 1, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Kent Joy Williams is likely the first person freed under a new law that allows prosecutors to review old cases and recommend resentencing, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Thursday.

A map of the 3500 block of Las Vegas Drive in O...

Oceanside Homicide: 7-Year-Old Girl Found Dead; Father Arrested

July 31, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

A 7-year-old girl was found dead Wednesday in an Oceanside home and her father was arrested in suspicion of her death, Oceanside police said.

U.S. Navy Sea, Air, and Land Team Members condu...

San Diego-Based SEAL Platoon Pulled Out Of Iraq Over Disciplinary Issues

July 25, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood

A Navy SEAL platoon based in San Diego was ordered home early from a deployment in Iraq over disciplinary issues, according to officials.

Shark sighting warning sign posted at a Del Mar...

Shark Sightings Prompt Warning Signs In Del Mar

July 24, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

The signs were posted after two juvenile sharks were spotted swimming off the coast. One was spotted early Wednesday morning off 15th Street and one was spotted off 29th Street on Tuesday, city officials said.

The main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base is ...

Two Camp Pendleton Marines Charged With Smuggling Immigrants

July 9, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Two Camp Pendleton Marines were arraigned Monday on charges that they helped transport immigrants into the United States without legal permission as part of a smuggling operation, according to court records.

Aerial view of the San Diego County Fair at the...

2 More Children Sick With Probable E. Coli From San Diego County Fair

July 5, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Two more children are sick from probable Shiga toxin-producing E. coli possibly linked to the San Diego County Fair, county health officials announced Friday.

Aerial view of the San Diego County Fair, June ...

Fifth Child Sick With E. Coli Possibly Linked To San Diego County Fair

July 2, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, City News Service

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced that a fifth child sick with E. coli could be linked to the county fair.

The Campland sign in front of the entrance to t...

San Diego City Council Renews Campland's Lease, Approves Expansion Into De Anza Cove

June 25, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, John Carroll

The San Diego City Council on Monday voted 6-3 to approve a five-year lease extension for Campland on the Bay campground, allowing it to expand to a large area of the recently closed De Anza Cove mobile home park.

A map showing a magnitude 2.8 earthquake was re...

Small Quake Strikes Near Julian Early Wednesday Morning

June 19, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

A small earthquake struck near the mountain town of Julian early Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Andy Wiese (far right), SDSU history professor ...

SDSU And USS Midway Foundation Partner, Creating Modern US Military History Program

June 11, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

San Diego State University established the Center for Military History in February and on Tuesday announced a partnership with the USS Midway Museum to create an interdisciplinary program in modern U.S. military history.

A 3.5-magnitude quake struck the southeastern t...

2 More Temblors Recorded At San Clemente Island Following String Of Quakes Wednesday

June 6, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Two more earthquakes hit San Clemente Island on Thursday morning, one day after a string of four temblors hit the same area Wednesday, according to the U.s. Geological Survey.

Tease photo for State Route 94 In Dulzura Reopens Fol...

State Route 94 In Dulzura Reopens Following Brush Fires

May 29, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, City News Service

A 10-mile stretch of state Route 94 reopened Thursday morning following a spate of brush fires that spread over rugged open terrain in the far southern reaches of San Diego County on Wednesday afternoon, forcing its closure but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.

World's Smallest Baby Born At Sharp, Healthy And Going Home

May 29, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

The smallest premature baby ever born in the world and survived is now healthy enough to go home, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital announced Wednesday.

M'bari in his habitat at the San Diego Zoo in t...

San Diego Zoo's Beloved Lion Dies

May 22, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

A well-known and beloved lion at the San Diego Zoo was euthanized Wednesday because the lion’s age-related illnesses worsened, the zoo said.

The Balboa Park Botanical Building and Lily Pon...

Chris Ward Wants $9.5M To Spruce Up 'Embarrassing' Balboa Park

May 7, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

After the collapse of plans to revamp Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama, San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward wants the city the use that money to upgrade the city’s signature park.

World War II Veteran Frank Manchel on his Honor...

WWII Vet Dies Enroute Home To San Diego From Honor Flight

May 7, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Frank Manchel, 95, died Sunday while on an Honor Flight trip returning from the nation’s capital to San Diego.

Plastic bags are seen through the window of a r...

Imperial Beach Passes One Of The Broadest Plastic Bans In State

May 2, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Erik Anderson

The city of Imperial Beach on Wednesday night passed one of the most sweeping plastics bans in the state of California.

Neighbors and media members gather outside of t...

Poway Synagogue Shooting Suspect's Family Expresses Shame On Son's 'Evil' Act

April 29, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

The family of the man accused in the fatal shooting at a Poway synagogue expressed shame Monday that their son is “now part of the history of evil” perpetrated against the Jewish people.

A group of Poway residents bring flowers and ca...

Youngest Poway Synagogue Shooting Victim Discharged From Hospital

April 28, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

The youngest victim of the shooting at Chabad of Poway Saturday has been released from the hospital while the two other victims were still recuperating Sunday but are expected to be released soon, hospital officials said.

Synagogue members hug as a man with a hand inju...

Faith Leaders And Politicians Condemn Act Of 'Hate' In Poway Deadly Synagogue Shooting

April 27, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Following the deadly shooting Saturday at a synagogue in Poway, faith leaders and politicians were quick to condemn the shooting as an act of hate.

Migrants walk along a highway as a new caravan ...

Drug Cartels Not Behind $2.3B Human Smuggling Operation To US: Study

April 23, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Megan Burke

Central American migrants who were apprehended at the border often hire smugglers to help them cross into the U.S. or pay others at some point during their journey, a RAND Corp. study found.

The former gasworks building that houses the St...

Stone Brewing Saying 'Auf Wiedersehen' To Berlin Location

April 10, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Less than five years after opening Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens-Berlin, the brewery announced last Friday it will be closing effective at the end of the month.

San Diego Unified School Board Member Kevin Bei...

San Diego Unified Board of Education Unanimously Calls For Kevin Beiser's Resignation

April 10, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

At a meeting Tuesday night, the board unanimously voted to call for District B Trustee Kevin Beiser’s immediate resignation in light of allegations of the sexual harassment and assault.