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1 person killed, 2 hurt in old highway 395 crash

one person was killed and at least two others were injured in a two-car crash on old highway 395 near pala mesa resort sunday.

the crash was just before 12:30 p.m. at tecalote lane, a california highway patrol dispatcher said. authorities shut down highway 395 from stewart canyon road to tecalote...






pedestrian killed in train collision in carlsbad

a pedestrian was killed by a train sunday afternoon at the carlsbad village coaster station, authorities said.

carlsbad police said a call reporting the incident was received at 12:10 p.m. the gender of the person killed wasn’t immediately known, a sheriff’s department spokesman said.

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pedestrian hit by train in carlsbad

a pedestrian was struck by a train sunday afternoon at the carlsbad village coaster station, according to carlsbad police.

a call reporting the incident was received at 12:10, police said.

the sex and condition of the person wasn’t known. the sheriff’s department will investigate.

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beachgoer armed with bb gun bitten by police dog, arrested

a san diego police dog was used by officers to arrest a man accused of waving around a bb gun and shooting at a police helicopter at black’s beach saturday.

only the 51-year-old man, who was bitten by the police dog, was hurt.

police sgt. edward zwibel said lifeguards called police about 2:30 p.m....






police 'buy back' 178 guns from public

san diego police officers and sheriff’s deputies took 178 guns off the hands of people who no longer wanted the weapons at an event in encanto saturday.

officers handed out a $100 gift card for every rifle, shotgun or handgun and a $200 gift card for each assault rifle. police also offered skateboards...






man armed with gun at black's beach bitten by police dog, arrested

a san diego police dog helped officers arrest a man armed with a gun at black’s beach saturday.

police sgt. edward zwibel said the man at least once aimed the gun at a san diego police helicopter and may have fired the weapon.

only the man, who was bitten by the police dog, was hurt.

lifeguards...






cause of death released for fallen north county firefighter

the north county firefighter killed while battling the firestorm in ventura county died from burns and smoke inhalation, according to autopsy results released saturday.

the ventura county medical examiner’s office did not release any additional details about the death of cal fire engineer cory...






pedestrian critical after hit-and-run crash in mountain view

a 33-year-old man was hospitalized with severe head trauma friday night after being struck by a car that fled the scene, san diego police said.

the man was crossing ocean view boulevard outside of a crosswalk about 8:25 p.m. near 37th street in mountain view when he was hit, police said. the pedestrian...






lilac fire 100 percent contained

the lilac fire, which spread to 4,100 acres and destroyed 157 structures, is now 100 percent contained, cal fire officials said saturday morning.

the wildfire started in bonsall on dec. 7 and spread quickly as a result of santa ana winds and dry vegetation. the full containment announcement comes...






pedestrian in critical condition after hit-and-run accident in mountain view

a 33-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run crash while crossing a street in mountain view, police said today.

officers are looking for a black sedan connected to the crash, which was reported at 8:24 p.m. friday in the 3700 block of ocean view boulevard,said san diego...






fire displaces nine people from colina del sol apartment

five adults and four children were displaced from their homes after a fire broke out in the attic of their colina del sol apartment building friday.

city of san diego public information officer alec philipp said the fire started in a wall in the attic from a torch a plumber was using while working...






granite hills football star remembered in school vigil

hundreds of friends, classmates, local sports fans and others hugged and fought back tears at granite hills high school on friday night as they remembered the student many knew as the william burton.

“there are no words to sum up this tragedy,” football coach kellan cobbs said about the death of...






two shot, one dead in north park

one man is dead and another wounded following a friday night shooting in city heights near teralta park.

a call about the shooting came in at 7:26 p.m.and officers arrived to find two people had been shot, said san diego police department officer benjamin newton.

the shooter reporter walked to...






medical syringe investment scammer gets 35 years in prison

one of two men who scammed 17 people into investing millions of dollars into a medical syringe prototype was sentenced friday to 35 years and eight months in state prison.

matthew mazur, 53, was convicted last month in san diego superior court of 36 counts, including grand theft, securities fraud...






medical syringe investment scammer gets 35 years in prison

one of two men who scammed 17 people into investing millions of dollars into a medical syringe prototype was sentenced friday to 35 years and eight months in state prison.

matthew mazur, 53, was convicted last month of 36 counts, including grand theft, securities fraud and theft from an elder.

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gop tax bill slashes rates for corporations and wealthy with smaller benefits for middle class

after weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give president donald trump the christmas legislative triumph he's been...






assemblywoman says labor leader kasparian should resign over harassment allegations

assemblywoman lorena gonzalez fletcher has called on san diego labor leader mickey kasparian to resign his position with the county democratic party and various community organizations.

it’s a public split between a politician and playmaker who have not only been important factors in their mutual...






donations pour in for fallen firefighter; one account tops $165k inside a day

donations poured in friday for the family of a north county firefighter who died thursday fighting the massive thomas fire in ventura county, raising more than $165,000 within a day.

cal fire engineer cory iverson is survived by his wife, ashley, and a 2-year-old daughter. his wife is pregnant...






trump protester files lawsuit saying police violated his civil rights at san diego rally

an anti-donald trump protester is suing the city of san diego and police for allegedly violating his civil rights after last year’s post-election rally downtown.

marco amaral, 26, filed the lawsuit in federal court nov. 30. it alleges police used excessive force against amaral after the protest...






man found dead, partly stuck in donation bin

a man was found dead friday with his body stuck and partially hanging out of a metal donation bin in chollas creek area, authorities said.

shortly before 7:45 a.m., a gardener spotted the man, whose head and upper body appeared to be stuck in the clothing container on university avenue near 54th...