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  • A suspected drunk driver hits pedestrian

    LEMON GOVE — A male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the right shoulder of state Route 125 in an apparent DUI-related accident in the Lemon Grove area early Monday, authorities said. The pedestrian was struck on right shoulder of north state Route 125 around 3:20 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. A SigAlert was in effect until 5:30 a.m. The extent of the victim’s injury was unclear, although the CHP reported that the pedestrian was conscious at […]

  • Marathon weekend will be hot

    SAN DIEGO — Warmer than usual temperatures are expected in the inland valleys, mountains and deserts of San Diego County this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will be 5 to 15 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year, with Saturday being the hottest day. Highs on Saturday are expected to range from 83 to 93 degrees in the inland valleys, 78 to 90 in the mountains, 106 to 111 in the lower deserts and 92 […]

  • Free tuberculosis testing for students

    SAN DIEGO — Free tuberculosis testing for students will be offered at the San Diego Community College Continuing Education Mid-City campus on Tuesday because someone associated with the school has been diagnosed with the disease and may have exposed others. The period of potential exposure was from Jan. 30 to April 9, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. “TB usually requires many hours of close, indoor contact to spread to others, so most people who […]

  • Get your children vaccinated against chickenpox

    CARLSBAD – – San Diego County health officials are urging residents to get their children vaccinated against¬†¬†chickenpox following an outbreak in Carlsbad of the highly contagious disease. The county of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency said two 5-year- olds and three 6-year-olds, plus an adult, fell ill at Aviara Oaks Elementary School. One child had been vaccinated, but no one else had received been immunized, according to the agency. `Chickenpox is a preventable disease,” said Dr. Eric McDonald, […]

  • Man arrested after shooting at suspicious car

    SAN DIEGO — A San Diego man was in custody Wednesday accused of shooting a man he believed was casing houses in the Alta Vista neighborhood, police said. The shooting at 5858 Grewia St. was reported at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros. A 57-year-old man told investigators he saw two women and a man in a vehicle casing houses, so he had his wife call police as he armed himself with a handgun, Delimitros […]

  • Deputies search for elderly man

    SANTEE, Calif. — A 70-year-old Santee man with dementia and high blood pressure was last seen at his home at noon Saturday and his worried family requests the public to help find him, San Diego County sheriff’s officials said on Monday in a statement. Larry Negrette’s wife discovered him missing from the residence at about 5 p.m. Saturday and he hasn’t been seen or heard from since, sheriff’s officials said. Negrette is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches tall, […]

  • Windy weather expected in mountains and deserts

    SAN DIEGO — A low pressure system and strong onshore flow will produce gusty high winds through the mountains and deserts of San Diego County Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The agency issued a wind advisory for the mountains and deserts from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday, saying sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour, gusting up to 45 mph, were likely. Isolated gusts up to 50 mph were also possible, according to the […]

  • Woman injured after crashing into tow truck

    LA MESA, Calif. — A rollover crash in La Mesa snarled traffic on Highway 125 early Tuesday, as firefighters worked to free two people from the wreckage, authorities said. A sports utility vehicle and a tow truck collided on northbound Highway 125, south of Interstate 8, shortly before 6 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Among the two people trapped in the wreckage was a woman whose legs were pinned in her SUV, the CHP reported. The extent of […]

  • Gang member to be sentenced for slashing lawyer’s cheek

    SAN DIEGO — Sentencing is scheduled Tuesday for a gang member who slashed his attorney on the cheek during a trial in which the defendant was convicted of trying to carry out a “hit” on a fellow inmate at Donovan State Prison for the Mexican Mafia in 2010. Eduardo Macias, 33, was convicted in December, along with 36-year-old Geronimo Polina, of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and assault. Jurors also found that the July 5, 2010, attack on Victor […]

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