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motorcyclist suspected of dui crashes, lands on parked car

a man suspected of being intoxicated crashed his motorcycle and flew onto a parked car on euclid avenue in san diego, police said.

the 35-year-old rider was speeding south, approaching 54th street, when he drifted and struck a curb and guardrail about 8 p.m., police said. the impact threw him...






gov. brown denies parole to san diego cop killer

for a third time, gov. jerry brown has denied parole to a former gang member who fatally shot a san diego police officer more than three decades ago.

the decision comes five months after a state parole board once again recommended release from prison for jesus cecena, who was convicted of murdering...






gov. brown denies parole to san diego cop killer

for a third time, gov. jerry brown has denied parole to a former gang member who fatally shot a san diego police officer more than three decades ago.

the decision comes five months after a state parole board recommended release from prison for jesus cecena, who was convicted of murdering officer...






accused gunman pleads not guilty to roadside murder

a san diego parolee pleaded not guilty to murder friday in the death of a man whose body was found on the side of a rural road near vista earlier this week, a prosecutor said.

shyrehl joseph wesley, 20, faces 106 years to life in prison if convicted, deputy district attorney keith watanabe said.

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report: inmate firefighter suffered fatal injury from partner's chainsaw

an inmate firefighter who died tuesday was severely cut with a chainsaw another inmate was using while they were working together to stop a blaze in lakeside, according to a cal fire report.

frank anaya, 22, was tasked with clearing brush cut by another inmate firefighter to build a fire containment...






scripps ap re-testing is on as judge denies injunction for san diego unified

a federal judge on friday rejected san diego unified’s effort to block action by the college board that invalidated hundreds of advanced placement tests taken by scripps high school students.

judge michael anello denied unified’s request for a temporary restraining order.

granting the restraining...






car jumps curb in pacific beach, fatally injures pedestrian

a 70-year-old trying to back her car accidentally shot forward and ran over a man, fatally injuring him in pacific beach friday, san diego police said.

the woman was starting to pull out of a parking spot at the cvs pharmacy lot at hornblend street and mission boulevard about 11:30 a.m.

she meant...






car jumps curb in pacific beach, fatally injures pedestrian

a man was fatally injured in pacific beach friday when a car ran over him while he walked down a parking lot sidewalk.

witnesses told san diego police the female driver seemed to lose control of her car and veered over a curb in the cvs lot at hornblend street and mission boulevard.

the man was...






2-acre grass fire briefly threatens alpine homes

a two-acre grass fire briefly threatened about four homes along arnold way in alpine friday before being halted by firefighters.

the blaze ignited about 12:15 p.m. near arnold and hunter lane, according to cal fire and the california highway patrol.

callers told the chp that four to five homes...






teens arrested after pursuit to spring valley in stolen car

two 17-year-olds in a stolen car led san diego police on a chase from mountain view to spring valley, where they crashed and were arrested friday.

medics examined the teens, a boy and girl, before they were taken in by police for questioning.

police said the girl was behind the wheel when they...






car jumps curb in pacific beach, fatally injures pedestrian

a man was fatally injured in pacific beach friday when a car ran over him while he walked down a sidewalk.

witnesses told san diego police the female driver seemed to lose control of her car and veered over a curb at hornblend street and mission boulevard.

the man was trapped under the car in front...






teens arrested after pursuit to spring valley in stolen car

two teenagers in a stolen car led san diego police on a chase from mountain view to spring valley, where they crashed and were arrested friday.

medics examined the teens, a boy and girl, before they were taken in by police for questioning.

police said the girl was behind the wheel when they caught...






a change of shirts leads to pursuit, arrests with stolen goods

a simple thing like a man changing his shirt at a gas station early friday looked suspicious to a carlsbad police officer.

his attempt to question the man turned into a freeway pursuit and two arrests on charges of having apparently stolen property in the car.

it was about 2:45 a.m. when the officer...






1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle crash near lower otay lake

one man died and a woman was injured thursday night after their motorcycle crashed near lower otay lake east of chula vista, authorities said.

the fatal crash was reported about 10:25 p.m. on otay lakes road, at a curve in the road about a mile east of wueste road.

the woman was taken to a hospital,...






1 dead in motorcycle crash near lower otay lake

at least one person died thursday night after a motorcycle crashed near lower otay lake east of chula vista, authorities said.

the collision was reported about 10:25 p.m. on otay lakes road, about a mile east of wueste road.

two people were taken to a hospital, including one who suffered major...






man accused of threatening home depot employee with airsoft gun

a man accused of pointing an airsoft gun at a home depot employee in santee was arrested thursday after deputies found him hiding in a restroom at a nearby ihop restaurant.

sheriff’s officials said the man confronted employees in the home depot parking lot shortly after being questioned inside...






man accused of pointing airsoft gun at home depot employee in santee

a man accused of pointing an airsoft gun at a home depot employee in santee was arrested thursday after deputies found him hiding in a restroom at a nearby ihop restaurant.

sheriff’s officials said the man confronted employees in the home depot parking lot shortly after being questioned inside...






state supreme court sides with sandag in environmental lawsuit

a highly anticipated ruling by the state supreme court on thursday sided with san diego county’s regional transportation agency over the state attorney general and some environmental groups, which had sued to lessen spending on freeways and increase funding for mass transit.

green groups have argued...






2 arrests in fatal shooting of man found near vista

a man and woman arrested in north park and clairemont wednesday are suspected of fatally shooting a friend whose body was found near vista about 15 hours earlier.

sheriff’s deputies in tactical gear swarmed onto alabama street in north park about 11 p.m. and arrested shyrehl joseph wesley, 20....






brush fire along north county freeway snarls traffic

a fire that charred three acres along north interstate 15 north of san marcos thursday afternoon snarled traffic for commuters, officials said.

flames were first spotted near deep springs road around 3:15 p.m. the blaze was under control by 4 p.m.

the smoke wasn’t affecting the freeway and no...