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  • Woman known for cleaning graffiti killed in road-rage crash

    SAN DIEGO — A driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he became involved in a road rage incident was arrested Friday after his car hit a 69-year-old woman who was standing near a Mission Beach curb. The victim was struck about 5:45 p.m. at the entrance to the jetty at 800 San Diego Place, suffered a skull fracture and was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to San Diego Police Department Officer Robert Heims. She later died at the […]

  • Kensington Video reopens after 10-month hiatus

    SAN DIEGO — The Hanford family is going back to the future by re-opening its video store at a time when most others have faded to black, and they’re adding a modern twist. “We’re back!” said Kensington Video’s 87-year-old Winnie Hanford. The iconic video store closed  in March, but Hanford found retirement life just wasn’t for her. She and her husband, Rich, opened their doors 52 years ago as a gift shop at 4067 Adams Avenue. Decades ago, they turned it […]

  • ‘Porch pirates’ are countywide problem

    SAN MARCOS, Calif. – A San Marcos man posted security video of a man who stole holiday packages from his front porch and hopes local authorities can help catch the thief. Tim Paige caught the man on camera, stealing the packages from his front porch on Chesterfield Circle. “It’s pretty sad, but it’s all too easy during the season,” said Paige. Package poachers, also known a porch pirates, are a huge problem this holiday season, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s […]

  • Coronado bans medicinal marijuana dispensaries

    CORONADO, Calif. – By a 4-1 vote, the Coronado City Council passed an ordinance banning medicinal marijuana dispensaries growing, processing, or even allowing delivery of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Residents FOX5 News spoke with support the council’s decision. “I wouldn’t want a dispensary here,” said Kelly Ballard. As resident Ballard pointed out, if people need it for medical reasons I feel like they should be able to have delivery. Ian Gibson believes a dispensary in this upscale city “could be […]

  • World AIDS Day tradition continues in Hillcrest

    SAN DIEGO – In honor of World AIDS Day, hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night at Village Hillcrest for a Christmas celebration and somber vigil to remember victims of the illness. A Christmas tree was decorated by volunteers with ornaments containing hand-written notes to loved ones who are among the 658,000 thousand Americans who have died from AIDS through the years. Dr. Daniel Lee, an HIV specialist, sees “at least several new patients a day” at his office in Owen Clinic at UCSD […]

  • Tree trimmer hit, killed by pickup truck

    A pickup truck struck and killed a tree trimmer Tuesday near Valley Center High School.

  • Ben Carson holds two fundraisers in San Diego

    LA JOLLA, Calif. – Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson held two fundraisers in San Diego County Tuesday. Carson’s “lunch date” with supporters at Donovan’s in La Jolla brought in a reported $100,000. Later Tuesday, Carson was taking his campaign to Rancho Sante Fe for another fundraiser. Bonnie Kane was part of the lunch crowd in La Jolla and afterward raved about Carson. “He’s honest, he’s truthful and that’s a phenomenon. We haven’t had the last few years,” Kane told FOX 5. Exclusive: […]

  • 94-year-old veteran honored at Marine Corps Ball

    SAN DIEGO – A 94-year-old veteran fulfilled her lifelong dream Friday when she attended the Marine Corps Ball in University City with her husband. Tillie Medvid was the guest of honor at the ball, which celebrated the 240th birthday of the Marine Corps. Her attendance was made possible by Camp Pendleton. “I’m overcome with thankfulness that I could even part of them,” Medvid said. A limo took Medvid, along with her husband Nick, their daughters and grandson, to the ball, […]

  • Popular mom-and-pop restaurant to be replaced by Marriott

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – Mediterranean cuisine with a view of the Pacific has been the selling point for the Armenian Cafe since it opened in Carlsbad in 1989, but that will change in the near future. The Armenian Cafe owners were told by their landlord of 26 years, who owns the motel next door, that  they need to leave their 3126 Carlsbad Boulevard location. “By the end of the year we’ll be out of here,” said Cafe owner Eddy Shakarjian.  He said […]

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