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  • Unscreened bag prompts evacuation of SD Airport Terminal 2

    City News Services|Updated Aug 18, 2022

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A security breach involving an unscreened piece of luggage prompted an evacuation of San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 today along with a several-hour grounding of its flights. Authorities cleared the public out of the travel hub at the bayside airport about 12:30 p.m., after a man entered the post-screening area of the airport with a carry-on bag that had been identified for an additional check, according to the Transportation Security Administratio...

  • Serious injuries a result of Prius hitting pedestrian in Vista

    Updated Jul 27, 2022

    VISTA – Sheriff's Deputies and the Vista Fire Department responded to a traffic collision involving a Toyota Prius vs a male pedestrian at the intersection of East California and North Santa Fe Avenue in the city of Vista on July 26, at about 3:30 a.m. According to a Sheriffs' spokesperson, the Prius was traveling on East California through the intersection of North Santa Fe on a green light when it struck a male pedestrian on a motorized scooter in the middle of the intersection. The male was transported to Palomar...

  • 1 Person Missing After Watercraft Found Ashore in Point Loma

    City News Service|Updated Apr 4, 2022

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A search is underway after a personal watercraft was found onshore near Point Loma. The U.S. Coast Guard initiated a search and rescue effort after a personal watercraft was spotted onshore near the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to ABC 7. The incident occurred around 2:45 a.m. sh Two people were taken into custody, the news station reported. However, the charges were not immediately released. A search for a third person is ongoing. No other information was released. Copyright 2022, City...

  • City of San Diego mandates all employees must be vaccinated from COVID or face firing

    Village News Staff, and RYAN MURRAY from City News Service|Updated Nov 29, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - The San Diego City Council today passed an emergency ordinance requiring all city employees to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 by Wednesday or face getting fired. The mandate will also apply to all future city employees. City contractors also must be fully vaccinated, but they have until Jan. 3 to do so. The city has not made it clear what will happen to any city employee who is only partially vaccinated by Wednesday. The council voted 8-1 to pass the mandate,...

  • Cal State San Marcos to Expand Nursing Program with $200,000 Gift

    City News Service|Updated Nov 8, 2021

    SAN MARCOS (CNS) - Cal State San Marcos has received a gift of $200,000 from the Henry L. Guenther Foundation to further develop the university's nursing simulation and skills labs in San Marcos and Temecula, it was announced today. Funding is intended to equip three lab complexes with advanced technology and equipment, including virtual reality, simulation manikins and industry-standard instruments that will mirror real health care settings. ``Thanks to the generosity of the Guenther Foundation, the School of Nursing at...

  • Ceiling Collapses in Vista Courtroom, Leading to Partial Courthouse Evacuation

    City News Service|Updated Nov 8, 2021

    VISTA - A portion of the Vista courthouse was evacuated today due to a ceiling collapse in one of the courtrooms. The 6 a.m. non-injury collapse led to an evacuation of the north building of the North County Regional Center, where criminal, juvenile and family law matters are handled. The south building and the courthouse annex, where civil, small claims and traffic matters are typically handled, remained open. Court spokeswoman Julie Myres said an engineer will assess the damage. It was unclear when the north building was ex...

  • Woman sues Cedars-Sinai demanding that mother be given Ivermectin

    Village News Staff|Updated Aug 30, 2021

    LOS ANGELES  - A Hollywood woman is suing Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, alleging hospital doctors have wrongfully rejected her requests that her 75-year-old mother be given the powerful anti-viral drug Ivermectin as her health continues to deteriorate due to the coronavirus, as reported by City News Service. "My mother is on death's doorstep, she has no other options,'' Sylvia Bagdassarian states in an affidavit in support of her Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed Friday, asking for a court order that the drug be given...

  • Kelsey Plum Leads US To Third Victory in Olympic 3X3 Basketball

    City News Service|Updated Jul 25, 2021

    POWAY - Poway resident Kelsey Plum made all seven of her 1-point shots en route to a game-high 12 points as the United States Olympic women's 3X3 basketball team defeated Romania, 22-11, today in a pool round game in Tokyo. The Americans never trailed and were only tied twice, 3-3 and 4-4. Plum made a 2-point basket to begin a 6-1 run that spanned one minute, 42 seconds that turned a 7-6 U.S. lead into a 13-7 advantage. Plum ended the game with a 2-point basket with 2:39 remaining. She made all 11 of her 1-point shots...

  • Rideshare Drivers Staging One-Day Strike in SD, Other Cities

    City News Service|Updated Jul 21, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - People looking to use ride-hailing services such as Lyft and Uber might be in for some difficulty today, as many drivers are conducting a one-day strike for better pay and status under the law. Rideshare Drivers United -- an independent association of U.S. rideshare drivers founded in Los Angeles -- is organizing the strikes in a number of cities across the United States, including San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Las Vegas,...

  • County Officials Tout Wildfire Response, Urge Residents to Prepare

    City News Service|Updated Jul 16, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - County leaders presented plans today for a quick response to wildfires and discussed recent investments in wildfire prevention. During a press conference at Gillespie Field in which they residents were urged to take steps to protect their homes, Supervisors Joel Anderson and Nathan Fletcher were joined by representatives from Cal Fire, the county Fire Protection District, San Diego Sheriff's Department and San Diego Fire-Rescue. ``We are ready to respond to...

  • Navy Agrees to Reexamine Training Impacts Following Whale Deaths in San Diego

    City News Service|Updated Jul 16, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The U.S. Navy will reevaluate the impacts of its training exercises on marine life in the wake of the deaths of two fin whales apparently fatally struck by a military vessel off the coast of San Diego earlier this year, the Center for Biological Diversity said today. The deaths of the two whales -- likely a mother and her calf, according to the Center for Biological Diversity -- occurred during joint military exercises on May 8 between the U.S. and...

  • California entry wins U.S. tap water prize at tasting contest

    Updated Jun 9, 2021

    BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – A southern California water district has won the top prize for U.S. tap water at an international tasting contest. California entries took the top two places for Best Municipal Water on Saturday at the 31st annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California finished first and Santa Ana, California, took second. Those competitors also finished first in the category in 2008 and 2018, respectively. Third place went to the...

  • Most vaccinated California workers must keep masks on

    Don Thompson|Updated Jun 3, 2021

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Conflicted California workplace regulators approved controversial rules that allow workers to go maskless only if every employee in a room is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. But the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board made clear Thursday night that the regulations are only a stopgap while they consider further easing pandemic rules in coming weeks or months. The board initially voted 4-to-3 to reject any changes to curr...

  • L.A. County approves pilot for Guaranteed Basic Income

    City News Service|Updated May 18, 2021

    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 today to approve proposals for a pilot guaranteed income program, one of which calls for $1,000 per month to be paid to 1,000 residents for at least three years. Supervisor Kathryn Barger was the dissenting vote, expressing concerns about lack of research into the plans and the potential for fraud. Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Sheila Kuehl co-authored a motion declaring that poverty and economic...

  • COVID-19 patients in Riverside County ICUs down to 11

    City News Service|Updated May 18, 2021

    RIVERSIDE – The number of coronavirus patients under intensive care in Riverside County is now fewer than a dozen, though five additional virus-related deaths were reported today. According to the Riverside University Health System, 54 people countywide are hospitalized with COVID-19, unchanged from Monday, and 11 of those patients are in ICUs, down three from a day ago. The ICU count is the lowest since RUHS began publishing COVID-19 hospital data in April 2020. The agency...

  • 19-Year-Old Suffers Serious Injuries in Power Pole Crash North of Escondido

    Updated May 5, 2021

    ESCONDIDO - A 19-year-old woman suffered serious injuries this morning in a crash on a rural road north of Escondido, authorities said. The crash happened about 6:40 a.m. on Old Castle Road near Castle Crest Drive, in the Hidden Meadows area east of Interstate 15, California Highway Patrol Officer Juan Escobar said. The driver was eastbound on Old Castle Road in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer when, for unknown reasons, she swerved and the SUV slammed into a power pole near Castle Crest Drive, Escobar said. The victim, whose...

  • Rescuers Search For Baby Gray Whale Tangled In Fishing Lines

    City News Service|Updated Apr 20, 2021

    SAN CLEMENTE- Whale watchers up and down the coast of Southern California today were on the lookout for an entangled baby gray whale first spotted near the San Clemente Pier. Efforts to disentangle what appeared to be fishing lines wrapped around the calf's head were unsuccessful Monday as rescuers on an inflatable and two support boats attempted to pull off the lines with a telemetry buoy, said Justin Viezbicke of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The lines entangled on the baby's head ``just kept...

  • Supervisors OK Waiving County Event Fees For COVID Recovery

    City News Service|Updated Apr 7, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - The county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved waiving fees for the events industry -- planners, venues and vendors -- as event restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic loosen, officials announced today. During their Tuesday meeting, supervisors voted to waive permit fees for the 2021-22 fiscal year from the Department of Environmental Health and Quality, Department of Parks and Recreation, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the San Diego County Fire Authority. Helen Robbins-Meyer, the county's...

  • San Diego State Announces Plans To Return To In-Person Learning This Fall

    City News Service|Updated Apr 7, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - San Diego State University will return primarily to in-person education and reopen on-campus housing for students in the fall term, it was announced today. In a joint letter sent to all SDSU students, staff and faculty this afternoon, President Adela de la Torre, Provost Salvador Hector Ochoa, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity J. Luke Wood and Associated Students President Christian J. Holt said more details will be shared next week, but stude...

  • Cold case reward for tips in 2016 Oceanside slaying.

    City News Service|Updated Apr 7, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced today an increased reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the fatal shooting of an Oceanside man five years ago. The federal agency added $10,000 to an earlier offer of $1,000 posted by San Diego County Crime Stoppers for any tip that helps solve the mystery of who gunned down 35-year-old Brandon Keiser on March 22, 2016. Shortly after 10 p.m. that day, patrol officers...

  • Petco Park COVID-19 Vaccine Super Station Closed Through Monday

    City News Service|Updated Feb 20, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County today reported 711 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 additional deaths as UC San Diego Health officials announced that the Petco Park COVID-19 vaccine super station will be closed Sunday and Monday because of delayed vaccine shipments. Appointments for second doses on Feb. 19-22 were temporarily canceled and will be automatically be rescheduled, the hospital said. People who had appointments should check the MyUCSDChart website for updates. Saturday's' data increased the number of COVID-19...

  • Body Found at Mission Trails Park May Be Of Missing Runner

    City News Service|Updated Jan 31, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - After hikers discovered a body in the water today in Mission Trails Regional Park, the site of a search to find a man who went missing Friday, police said they have "reason to believe'' it was the missing man's remains. Official confirmation of his identity would come later from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office, according to Officer Darius Jamsetjee of the San Diego Police Department. Max Lenail was last seen Friday at Mission Trails, where he went...

  • County's first case of travel-related West Nile virus confirmed in Alpine man

    City News Service, Special to Village News|Updated Aug 20, 2020

    A 61-year-old Alpine man is the first person in San Diego County to test positive for West Nile virus this year, local health officials said. The man, whose name was withheld, was hospitalized and has recovered. The California Department of Public Health confirmed his WNV diagnosis Tuesday, Aug. 11. The man said he had traveled to Yuma, Arizona, where it is believed he contracted the virus, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. Since Jan. 1, there have been two West Nile virus positive...

  • California governor in the hot seat over pandemic response

    Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press|Updated Aug 20, 2020

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has had a summer of muddled messaging and bad news in the coronavirus fight, a trend crystallized recently by his delayed response to a data error that caused a backlog of nearly 300,000 virus test results. "The buck stops with me; I'm accountable," he said in a tense news conference, Monday, Aug. 10, his first appearance since state officials revealed the error a week earlier. "No one's trying to hide that. No one's trying to mask that; we're...

  • Brothers arrested on suspicion of robbery, vandalism in Vista road rage

    City News Service, Special to Village News|Updated Aug 20, 2020

    Two brothers were arrested on suspicion of smashing two car windshields and stealing about $2,000 worth of jewelry from a driver during a road rage incident in Vista, authorities said Friday, Aug. 14. Matthew Giordano, 29, and John Giordano, 23, were in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Melrose Way between Marsopa and McGavran drives when the incident began, Sheriff’s Lt. Nancy Blanco said. For unknown reasons, the older brother became angry, started following another car and displayed a weapon to...

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