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    Woman dies after CBP, suspected smuggling boats collide

    ENCINITAS, Calif. — A woman believed to have been an undocumented immigrant died Thursday following a collision between a crowded smuggling boat and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vessel off the North County coastline, authorities reported. The agents, members of the CBP Office of Air and Marine, spotted the panga early Thursday morning near Encinitas, hailed the occupants and ordered its pilot to yield. The motorboat continued on, prompting the government agents to fire warning shots, CBP spokeswoman Jackie Wasiluk […]

  • Deported Marine vet gets access to VA medical care ‘too late’

    LA JOLLA, Calif.  — “I served in the United States Marine Corps,” were some of Jose Solorio’s final words, recorded in a cell phone video, before he was able to get access to the care his family believed he deserved and did not get since he was deported. Solorio is a retired Camp Pendleton Marine. He joined the service and fought for the U.S. even though he was a Mexican national living in the U.S. as a permanent resident, not a […]

  • New deadline set for Point Loma’s ‘concrete monstrosity’

    POINT LOMA, Calif. — Another deadline is now looming over a Point Loma home known as the “concrete monstrosity” and residents hope this time around, the owner complies. “It’s not something that should’ve ever been allowed to be built here,” Melissa Johnson said. Most of her neighbors feel similarly about what apparently is supposed to be a home in the shape of a seashell on Plum Street. Their issue isn’t just that they think it’s ugly. “Every time there’s a deadline […]

  • Hundreds show up to honor San Diego Marine killed in Nepal

    SAN DIEGO — It was one of the biggest processions the San Diego Patriot Guard has ever seen. Hundreds of military vets on bikes showed up at the Lindbergh Field to honor the remains of a San Diego Marine who died helping with relief efforts following the earthquake in Nepal. “For the families to know that their loved one is appreciated, and that their sacrifice is appreciated,” said Gunny Donor with the Guard. They stood as the hearse carrying Marine […]

  • Procession honors Marine killed in Nepal crash

    SAN DIEGO – A procession took place Wednesday afternoon for Sgt. Eric M. Seaman, one of the six Marines killed in a helicopter crash during a disaster relief mission in Nepal. The Patriot Guard Riders led the procession, which was going to meet Sgt Seaman’s plane as it arrived in San Diego Wednesday. They were set to stage at Spanish Landing on N Harbor Drive at 5:30 p.m. The procession then accompanied Seaman and his family to Murrieta. Sgt. Seaman’s funeral was set […]

  • SDUSD votes to change first day of school, despite large opposition

    SAN DIEGO — San Diego school officials are shaking up the school calendar for 2016-17. Board members voted to push back the first day of school, before Labor Day from the usual Tuesday after Labor Day to Monday August 29th. The proposal passed despite thousands of parents showing opposition in a survey conducted by district officials online, in which 65% said they did not want the change. Many claimed the change would interrupt family vacations planned during Labor Day weekend. […]

  • Park to honor Portuguese community despite critics

    POINT LOMA — Plans for a park honoring Point Loma’s longtime Portuguese community are finally materializing. “There would be a statute of a fisherman overlooking the channel,” said community organizer Jon Linney, who’s leading the efforts to transform a long-standing dirt lot at the end of Avenida de Potugal into a historic landmark. “It would honor a 100 years of the Portuguese community’s history in Point Loma,” said Linney who’s also a member of the Peninsula Community Planning Board. “Point […]

  • Retired Marine tries to clear name after controversial rally outside mosque

    SAN DIEGO — The man behind a controversial rally outside a Phoenix mosque last week is now trying to clear his name. “My message got misconstrued,” said Jon Ritzheimer as he spoke to FOX 5 over Skype from an undisclosed location. The San Diego native, seen in pictures wearing a shirt saying “[expletive] Islam,” said all he wanted to do was stand up for free speech and never thought things would turn out the way they did. “It was never […]

  • Deported preacher allowed back in U.S.

    SAN DIEGO — A National City preacher deported to Mexico is back in the United States with his family. “So many people say,  ‘no, no, no!’ Only God said ‘yes,’” said Marisol Cervantes after reuniting with her husband outside the San Ysidro border crossing Wednesday night. “I am so happy. Thank you,” said Enrique Cervantes as he hugged his wife and daughters. Cervantes, who is undocumented, was on his way to a church retreat in Jamul when he was stopped […]