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woman choked with rope in brazen attack near el cajon

as the rope tightened around her neck, and panic threatened to overwhelm her, thoughts of her children, grandchildren and husband gave her the strength to fight.

she thought: “he’s not going to take all of that away from me. this isn’t going to be how my day ends.”

carol helton was on a walk...






victim in utc shooting claims in suit family should have known gunman was 'walking time bomb'

a woman injured when a gunman opened fire on a poolside birthday party at a university city condominium complex in april filed a lawsuit on wednesday claiming the gunman’s family should have known he was a “walking time bomb.”

charnee james, 24, was one of seven adults who were shot when 49-year-old...






victim in utc poolside shooting claims family should have known gunman was danger in lawsuit

a woman injured when a gunman opened fire on a poolside birthday party at a university city condominium complex in april filed a lawsuit this week claiming the gunman’s family should have known he was a “walking time bomb.”

charnee james, 24, was one of seven adults who were shot when 49-year-old...






artist offers tiny homes from her installation to help homeless. no commitment from city.

an artist who built six diminutive houses as part of an installation — and wanted to see them help with the city’s homelessness crisis — says she has been disappointed so far by the city response.

mimi lien, a tony award-winning set designer and 2015 macarthur “genius” grant recipient, built the...






'hamilton' tickets set to go on sale next week

“hamilton” fans, here comes your shot.

the smash-hit broadway musical’s touring presenter has just announced that tickets to the show’s much-anticipated jan. 6-28 engagement at the san diego civic theatre will go on sale next week.

there are several important dates to keep in mind: first, oct. 26...






woman choked with rope in brazen attack near el cajon

a woman was choked with a rope in a brazen morning attack on a hillside trail near el cajon friday morning, a sheriff’s official said.

the victim was walking on a hillside trail east of the starlight mobile home park on east bradley avenue when a stranger came up behind her and wrapped a cable-like...






victim in utc poolside shooting claims family should have known gunman was danger in lawsuit

a woman injured when a gunman opened fire on a poolside birthday party at a university city condominium complex in april filed a lawsuit this week claiming the gunman’s family should have known he was a “walking time bomb.”

charnee james, 24, was one of the seven adults who were shot when 49-year-old...






san diego county job growth slows

san diego county job growth has slowed considerably year over year, said state labor statistics released friday.

the region added 16,100 jobs in the past 12 months — a far cry from the start of last year when yearly gains were around 40,000 jobs. the last time yearly growth was so low was march...






feds toss jury convictions against azano's son, agree to misdemeanor

in an extremely unusual move, federal prosecutors have dismissed two felony jury convictions against the son of mexican tycoon jose susumo azano matsura and replaced them with a misdemeanor charge related to the father's political campaign finance scandal.

on friday, edward susumo azano hester,...






da stephan deems three officer-involved shootings legally justified

three shootings by police and a sheriff’s deputy over the past year — including the killing of a man who opened fire at a university city poolside birthday party — were legally justified, district attorney summer stephan announced friday.

at an afternoon news conference held at the downtown hall...






election forecasters say that issa and hunter are in less-than-safe seats

both of the republicans in san diego’s delegation are in jeopardy of losing their seats in office, according to two election forecasts released this week.

with nearly a year to go until the 2018 primary election, both sabato’s crystal ball at the university of virginia and the cook political report...






55 years to life for rape, attempted kidnapping near balboa park

before listening to a judge sentence him to 55 years to life in prison on friday, ismael hernandez had to listen to one of his two victims.

“even though you raped and tortured me for nearly three hours, i refuse to let you have the rest of my life,” said the woman who identified herself in court...






u.s.-backed syrian force declares victory over islamic state in raqqa

a u.s.-backed syrian force declared victory over the islamic state group in its former "capital" of raqqa on friday, declaring the northern syrian city free of any extremist presence.

at a press conference held inside the city friday, the kurdish-led force known as the syrian democratic forces...






city council hearing on airbnb regulations abruptly canceled

a special san diego city council hearing monday to decide how to regulate the explosion of short-term rentals has been unexpectedly canceled in the wake of a city attorney memo raising numerous legal questions about some of the proposals.

both supporters and foes of short-term rentals had been...






single mother deported despite community pushback

about a week before a court hearing that could have cleared her record, a single mother who had previously been permitted to stay was deported thursday to mexico.

silvia ocampo-ortiz was known in the san diego community as an activist, a hard worker and an engaged parent. local political, community...






swat team surrounds coronado home in search for assault suspect

a swat team surrounded a coronado home in search of an assault suspect thursday morning, but left empty-handed, police said.

officers arrived at the house on g avenue near third street about 10:40 a.m. coronado police said they were serving a search warrant in connection with an assault with a...






city council hearing on airbnb regulations abruptly canceled

a special san diego city council hearing monday to decide how to regulate the explosion of short-term rentals has been unexpectedly canceled in the wake of a city attorney memo raising numerous legal questions about some of the proposals.

both supporters and foes of short-term rentals had been...






thousands eligible for daca renewals failed to apply in time

about 21,000-22,000 young immigrants, many brought to the country illegally as children, did not submit their status renewal applications in time. that's according to preliminary numbers released thursday by the department of homeland security. president donald trump last month announced an end...





woman charged as police investigate drugs furnished to high school students

san diego police are investigating possible drug sales by at least one person — a high school parent — who may have provided substances to teenagers at a private san diego high school and possibly other schools as well, authorities said this week.

a carmel valley woman has been charged thus far...






'dreamer' who claimed to be unlawfully deported to mexico drops lawsuit against feds

a 23-year-old imperial valley man who claimed to be the first “dreamer” deported under the trump administration has dropped his lawsuit against the federal government, closing a case that garnered national attention and presented wildly conflicting facts from each side.

the lawsuit in san diego...