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  • PETA sues Airport Authority over anti-SeaWorld ad

    SAN DIEGO- An animal rights organization is suing the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority over its refusal to run an anti-SeaWorld advertisement. The 11-page complaint, by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. PETA officials claim they tried to buy ad space at Lindbergh Field, but were rejected because of the ad’s anti-SeaWorld position. The ad features San Diego native Kathy Najimy, an actress known for […]

  • Construction underway on new courthouse

    SAN DIEGO – After more than a decade of planning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the $555.5 million Central Courthouse for the San Diego County Superior Court. The building — the largest new courthouse in the state’s court construction program — will consolidate multiple facilities in the downtown metropolitan area, including the County, Family and Madge Bradley courthouses, which are seriously overcrowded, unsafe and inadequate for modern court operations. “Today, we begin fixing those issues,” said county Supervisor […]

  • Serial arsonist targets college bathrooms

    SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Investigators are trying to track down a serial arsonist on the San Marcos campus of Palomar College. The arsons date back to December and the most recent incident took place February 21. San Diego County Sheriff’s investigators said the arsonist is targeting various men’s restrooms across campus. “I don’t think people realize that starting a fire like this, in an occupied building, is a felony in the state of California,” said Sgt. Everard Dayrit. Authorities said […]

  • Mom credits San Diego police with saving baby’s life

    SAN DIEGO – A Skyline mom credits two San Diego Police Department officers with saving her baby’s life. Monique Matthews called 911 February 21 after her baby stopped breathing. SDPD Officers Mark Herring and Tobias Hoffman were just a few blocks away, having responded to another call prior. They arrived and Matthews ran outside carrying her then 7-week-old daughter, Deonni. The officers did not hesitate for a second. They took the baby inside the home and began working to revive […]

  • City leaders react to top cop’s resignation

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s interim mayor and mayor-elect spoke Tuesday about the search for a new police chief. Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and Mayor-Elect Kevin Faulconer offered their thanks to Chief William Lansdowne for his service. They also shared their vision for the search for a new chief. “The decision was the chiefs and the chiefs alone,” said Faulconer, when asked if he requested the Chief’s resignation in light of recent officer misconduct allegations within the department. Faulconer said […]

  • Memorial at Old Globe honors hit-run victim

    SAN DIEGO – Nearly a month after a deadly hit and run in North Park, loved ones gathered Monday to honor the victim, a popular figure in the San Diego theater community. A memorial service was held at the Old Globe Theatre where Seamus O’Bryan served at the props master. O’Bryan had also spent years working at the La Jolla Playhouse. Though the search continues for the driver who killed O’Bryan, Monday’s service was not about the tragedy, but about […]

  • Wife defends latest cop accused of misconduct

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The wife of a San Diego police officer accused of misconduct spoke to Fox 5 Thursday about the allegations against him. Multiple sources told Fox 5 the latest officer under investigation for sexual misconduct is Donald Moncrief, 39. A woman arrested last year for auto theft told investigators Moncrief touched her inappropriately and exposed himself during her transport to Las Colinas jail. Outside Moncrief’s Chula Vista home Thursday afternoon his wife defended him. “Come on, please. […]

  • Skydiver survives blackout during freefall

    JAMUL, Calif. – A skydiver was recovering after suffering a medical condition mid-fall causing a device to deploy to automatically deploy Monday afternoon, the owner of a San Diego skydiving company said. Buzz Fink, the owner of Skydive San Diego, told Fox 5 an experienced skydiver, a man in his 20s, boarded a plane at their Jamul facility shortly before 4 p.m. About 10 seconds after jumping from the plane, the man suffered a medical condition that caused him to […]

  • Candidates share last minute message before election

    SAN DIEGO – The San Diego mayoral candidates were busy Monday night spreading their last minute message before Election Day. David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer both attended Monday’s city council meeting in the afternoon. In the evening they were busy at their respective campaign headquarters. Both candidates picked up phones at their headquarters and called voters to encourage them to vote Tuesday. “Reminding them I’ve been on the council for eight years, bringing experience, making the right and tough decisions […]