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  • Burglar shoots at Scripps Ranch homeowner

    SAN DIEGO — A burglar fired a handgun at a Scripps Ranch man early Friday but no one was hurt, police said. The shooting in the 11000 block of Olive Knoll Court was reported about 1:40 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali. The victim went into his open garage and found the would-be burglar, who ran off after firing one shot at the homeowner from a handgun, Cali said, adding that no one was hurt.

  • Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman

    CNN– Bradley Manning wants to be a woman. The U.S. Army soldier sentenced this week to 35 years in prison for leaking 750,000 pages of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said Thursday in a statement read on NBC’s “Today” show that will seek hormone therapy and live as a female named Chelsea. “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” Manning said in the statement. “I am Chelsea […]

  • Off-duty firefighter hurt in house fire

    LA MESA, Calif.  — An off-duty firefighter was recovering today from first-degree burns he suffered while trying to put out a fire in the attached garage of his neighbor’s La Mesa house. The fire in the 9500 block of Gregory Street was reported at 10:37 p.m. Tuesday, said Deputy Chief Gregory McAlpine of Heartland Fire & Rescue. Firefighters arrived in about five minutes and took another 12 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which displaced a man from the one-story, one-family […]

  • Community college students start class

    SAN DIEGO — Tens of thousands of students are scheduled to start classes at community colleges around San Diego County Monday. Two colleges will be celebrating significant milestones in the new academic year. San Diego City College will mark its 100th anniversary in 2014, while Mesa College will turn 50. Around 1 million students have passed through the halls of City College since its founding in 1914, according to its Alumni Association. The college says celebratory events are scheduled throughout […]

  • Gunman breaks into acquaintance’s home

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 50-year-old gunman was arrested after he forced his way into an acquaintance’s home in Encanto early Friday, police said. A woman called 911 for help in the 6300 block of Akins Avenue around 2:15 a.m., saying a man with a gun had just broken in, according to San Diego police Officer Gerry Waclawek. Officers arrived and called out the suspect, who complied and was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, he said. No one […]

  • Wildlife researcher gets probation for trapping eagles

    SAN DIEGO — A wildlife researcher from Julian was fined $7,500 Wednesday and ordered to serve three years probation for mishandling a golden eagle as part of his occupation of tracking wild birds. John David Bittner, 68, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to unlawful “taking” of the eagle in his capacity of gathering data on the movement of birds for developers, utilities and other clients. While handing down the sentence, Magistrate Judge David Bartick observed that though […]

  • Expanded Terminal 2 opens at Lindbergh Field

    SAN DIEGO — The newly expanded 445,000-square-foot Terminal 2 at Lindbergh Field is fully open to the public as of Tuesday. The additions to the terminal, which were publicly unveiled in stages beginning in April, include 10 new gates, a dual-level roadway for arriving and departing passengers, and new eating and shopping options. Thella Bowens, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, said the expansion takes Lindbergh Field to “a new level.” “We’re excited for travelers […]

  • Police search for suspect in stabbing at trolley stop

    SAN DIEGO — Police were on the lookout today for the man who stabbed a 23-year-old man at a trolley stop in Old Town, an officer said. A man with a shaved head yelled out a gang challenge before stabbing the victim in his chest about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Taylor Street stop, San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said. The victim’s wound is not believed to be life-threatening, Delimitros said.

  • USS Freedom crew returns home

    CORONADO, Calif. — The crew that took the littoral combat ship USS Freedom out on its maiden deployment to Southeast Asia is scheduled to fly home Wednesday, according to the Navy. The sailors under the leadership of Cmdr. Timothy Wilke, known as Crew 102, turned the vessel over to replacement sailors Tuesday in Singapore before they boarded aircraft for the flight home. The Navy has set up a system for the LCS program that allows for crew- swapping and reconfiguration […]