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  • El Niño could bring more needed rain, but not enough to end the drought

    SAN DIEGO — The recent storms which brought much needed rain and caused flash floods in the Midway District late last week could be only the beginning of more rainy weather headed our way over the next few months as experts are forecasting the return of El Niño. These episodes of strong precipitation came on what’s usually the end of the rainy season. “The May rains we’re getting here right now could be the tip of the iceberg,” said Geologist […]

  • Churchgoers pray for return of deported preacher

    NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — “I saw it on the news that it happens to so many families and this is what we’re living now,” said Marisol Cervantes about her husband’s deportation. A few weeks ago, Enrique Cervantes was on his way to a men’s church retreat in Jamul when a Customs and Border Protection officer stopped him after making a wrong turn. Within 24 hours he was deported, according to Cervantes’ wife. “I wish they could’ve given him at least a […]

  • Burglars loot family’s home during funeral

    Kim Correa and her daughter Monique never thought someone would stoop so low. Burglars ransacked her home a few weeks ago in April, while she and her family were at her mother’s funeral.

  • 3 accused of ransacking home during funeral

    SAN DIEGO — Authorities released surveillance camera images Tuesday in hopes of identifying three people believed to have ransacked a Linda Vista family’s home last month, stealing about $30,000 worth of valuables while the victims were at a relative’s funeral. The photos of the three suspects — two women and a man — were taken as they bought items with a credit card stolen during the April 9 burglary in the 6900 block of Wheatley Street, according to police. About […]

  • Coronado residents ask for safety improvements at dangerous intersection

    CORONADO, Calif. — Coronado residents are hoping the death of a man struck by a pick up truck in Coronado Monday night, helps bring safety improvements to an intersection they describe as a death trap. “It’s the most dangerous intersection on the island,” said Dave McDonald who lives on Fourth Street and A Avenue where a 70-year-old man was hit around 5p.m. Monday as he attempted to cross Fourth going north. This is just the latest in a string of […]

  • Man killed crossing 4th Street in Coronado

    CORONADO, Calif. — A 70-year-old man was killed Monday when he tried to cross 4th Street at A Avenue in Coronado and was struck by a small pickup truck, police said. The collision occurred just before 5 p.m., according to the Coronado Police Department. An investigation is continuing.

  • Santee resident sacrifices lawn to conserve water

    SANTEE, Calif. –A Santee resident who killed her lawn to conserve water is trying to adjust to the barren landscape in her front yard. “I loved my grass,” said Karen Marsh about her once green and lush lawn. In light of the state’s drought and mandated cuts on water use, she decided rip it out. “It was awful, but we were letting it die so it wasn’t too bad,” said the Santee native. “Now I have dirt.” She plans to […]

  • Rancho Santa Fe asked to cutback nearly half its water use

    RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Water officials want customers to cut more of their water use than the state mandated 36%. Members of the water district mulled over enhancing the state’s mandate to cut water to 45%. They’re also considering asking property owners to cut their lawn watering by 50%. Those who fail to meet these restrictions would face fines or penalties. Residents who showed up at the meeting said they’ll do what they can but think they’re […]

  • Rancho Santa Fe to crack down on water wasters

    RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — Facing a state order to cut water use by 36 percent, the Rancho Santa Fe Water District  plans to increase penalties on homeowners who don’t comply. “There’s no way around it. We have to meet this mandate,” said district water management specialist Jessica Parks. District officials are looking into cutting the time residents can water their lawns from three to two times a week. They’re also looking into raising rates, which have remained the same […]

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