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Articles from the August 10, 2015 edition

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  • Authorities identify officers involved in shooting of man on freeway offramp

    Updated Aug 10, 2015

    SAN DIEGO - Authorities today publicly identified five lawmen who opened fire on a 55-year-old Vista man, killing him, when he allegedly approached them in a threatening manner following a standoff on a Camp Pendleton-area freeway offramp. Taking part in the shooting of Daniel Robert Avila, 55, last week were Deputies Chris Lamberta and David Zill, and Sgt. Doug Ellithorpe, of the Orange County Sheriff's Department; and U.S. Border Patrol Agents Mark Aluia and Anthony Fazio. The events that led to the gunfire began about...

  • Volunteers needed to help teach English

    Updated Aug 10, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Fall is around the corner, and the Fallbrook Library and the Fallbrook Literacy Center are looking for people willing to teach local residents English. Tutors do not need teaching experience because they are given 12 hours of training and all instructional materials. Tutors must speak fluent English and "have empathy for the adult learner trying to acquire a new language" and be available for two hours a week for at least six months. Because only English is spoken in the classes, tutors do not need to also know t...

  • Residents can save their liver, life with hepatitis shot

    Updated Aug 10, 2015

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – They kill 4,000 people in the world every day. The good news is that hepatitis A and B viruses can both be prevented by getting vaccinated. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C, but effective treatment is available. However, many people with long-term Hepatitis B and C infections do not know that they are infected until they develop complications. July 28 was World Hepatitis Day and County Health and Human Services Agency officials are urging the public to ge...

  • July home sales in San Diego County down 11 percent

    Updated Aug 10, 2015

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY - Sales of homes in the San Diego region slowed a bit last month following a busy June, but the numbers remained strong in comparison to last year, a local Realtors group reported today, August 10. In its monthly compilation of sales and pricing data, the San Diego Association of Realtors reported that 2,251 single-family homes changed hands in July, down 11 percent from the month before, but 12 percent higher than the same month in 2014. As for attached homes, 1,159 condominiums and townhouses were sold in J...

  • Harnessing the sun: One family's adventure into solar

    Updated Aug 10, 2015

    Murrieta residents Don and Tonia Jackson were growing tired of not knowing how much their energy bill would be from month to month, especially in the summertime. “Our electric bills ranged from $220 in the winter to $400 in the summer,” Don said. “That was with hardly using the air conditioning.” Like many Southwest Riverside County residents, the Jackson family grew used to phone calls, door flyers, and door-to-door representatives selling solar power. According to Southern California Edison, telemarketing is a common tool u...