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  • Selfie addiction: When they become harmful to self-esteem

    SAN DIEGO – Selfies can be silly, sexy or sentimental, but if the wrong angle is captured it can become an individual’s worst enemy. The selfie can capture the moment just right or highlight exactly what you don’t like about your face. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Dayan has done countless hours of research on the selfies and how they impact everything from self-esteem to relationships with others. “A selfie completely alters the way we see ourselves depending on the position of the […]

  • SDPD investigates why cop’s body cam was off during fatal shooting

    The San Diego Police Department is investigating why a veteran officer didn't turn on his body camera before a deadly confrontation with a knife-wielding man.

  • Man accused of fatal wrong way crash identified

    SAN DIEGO – Authorities Monday released the name of a man arrested on suspicion of causing a double-fatality car crash in Mira Mesa over the weekend by driving the wrong way on Interstate 15. Shane McDonald, 21, was expected to face charges of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and five counts of felony DUI causing injury or death. He was likely to be arraigned in his hospital room sometime over the next several days, CHP public-affairs Officer Jake Sanchez said. McDonald […]

  • ACLU, tech companies roll out gadgets for police accountability

    SAN DIEGO – The cry for police transparency seems to be louder than ever. And no longer is the eye of the law restricted to police armed with body cameras. Tech companies are rolling out products for civilians to wear, while the ACLU launched an app to hold police accountable. The Mobile Justice app launched Thursday, and San Diego ACLU spokesperson Anna Castro said it is needed to arm citizens with power. “We’ve seen that the use of video makes […]

  • Mom pleads for thief to return daughter’s ashes

    A mother from El Cajon is completely distraught after her storage unit was ransacked and among the items missing were her daughter's ashes.

  • CHP arrest driver accused of ramming cars on freeway

    A 42-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of intentionally hitting cars on the freeway and taking off, causing accidents and traffic backups on at least two freeways.

  • Woman accused of hitting cyclists found competent to stand trial

    SAN DIEGO — A woman who was allegedly on drugs when she drove the wrong way on Fiesta Island and crashed into a group of cyclists, critically injuring one rider, has been found competent to stand trial. Theresa Owens faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine. In December, Owens was found mentally competent to stand trial. But a second doctor expressed the opinion that the […]

  • San Diegans use social media to fight drought

    SAN DIEGO –San Diegans are turning off their faucets and sprinklers and taking to their computers and tablets to offer advice on how to conserve water. Not only are messages getting spread through Facebook and Twitter, residents are focusing on their own communities through Nextdoor.com. “Nextdoor is a free and private social network for neighborhoods, so any neighborhood can use Nextdoor.com to connect and communicate about the issues that matter in their community,” Nextdoor spokeswoman Kelsey Grady said. Though topics may range […]

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    Man who abandoned injured son at crash sentenced to prison

    A man who was on probation for drunken driving when he abandoned his mortally injured 4-year-old son following a freeway crash near the Midway District was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison.