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  • Feds sue San Diego hospital over immigrant workers

    12/06/2011 8:56:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 36 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/6/11
    The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that it has sued a major San Diego hospital, saying it discriminated against immigrant employees and job applicants. The department said UCSD Medical Center demanded excessive documentation from non-citizen job applicants and employees to prove they were eligible to work.
  • San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

    NOTE The following text is a quote: San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab U.S. Attorney’s Office December 01, 2011 Southern District of California SAN DIEGO—Nima Yusuf, 25, a resident of San Diego, pleaded guilty today in federal court in San Diego to conspiring to provide material support to al Shabaab, a foreign terrorist organization, U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy announced. Yusuf entered her plea before Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, and the plea is subject to final acceptance by U.S. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz at or before sentencing. As part of...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-28-11 ("Occupy San Diego Flash Mob Invades Wal-Mart")

    11/28/2011 9:07:16 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 45 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 28, 2011 | DUmmie/OWSie Juneboarder, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    OCCUPY EVERYTHING! ANNOY EVERYONE! That seems to be the motto of the OWSies. And the DUmmies are right with them, at least in spirit, even if the only thing they're occupying is Mom's basement. So this past Friday, "Black Friday," the OWSies of San Diego decided to "flash mob" Wal-Mart. Load up lots of shopping carts, move to the check-out lines, shout out some DUmb manifesto, then leave the carts there and walk out the store. Turn "Black Friday" into "Block Friday": Block people from checking out. Really effective protest there, OWSies. You are breaking the back of the...
  • Occupy San Diego Flash Mob Invades Wal-Mart (Filled 75 carts and LEFT them)

    11/26/2011 11:42:33 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 98 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2011
    <p>MIC CHECK! Citizens of Walmart!! Greetings and welcome back from the food coma!! In the spirit of holiday giving, we believe a discussion is in order about the meaning of value and low cost. For every low-priced product purchased at Walmart, your communities pay the difference. Every price drop represents mistreated workers who STILL cannot feed their families, STILL cannot afford their homes, and STILL cannot payoff their tuitions. Every sweet deal can be attributed to our jobs being outsourced from American communities. Each item on sale helps bankrupt small businesses. YOU, YOUR COMMUNITIES, AND YOUR WORKERS ARE BEING ABUSED!! Walmart intentionally underemploys, forgoing REAL benefits for social services, costing California taxpayers $86 million annually. Walmart employees are overworked, underpaid, and left under-insured in poor and unsafe conditions. Walmart could fire its employees for the mere mention of forming a workers union; which is the best tool American workers have to protect their rights. Corporate beasts such as this one bleed our communities dry by putting the local business owners, who actually have personal stake in your communities, at a disadvantage against these gluttonous juggernauts. Yet they have the nerve to tell you it's for your benefit. WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THE SCAM!! WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY DOLLAR-COLLARS FOR OUR FAMILIES!! WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANY OF THIS!! SELF-MADE GIFTS HAVE MORE POWER ANYWAY!! So this holiday season, give yourselves, your families, and your communities the gift of empowerment!! ACT LOCALLY!! SHOP SMALL BUSINESS!! BUY AMERICAN!! Thank you, Exit Safely, and remember to smile...</p>
  • Daniel Andreas San Diego: Man on FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List Spotted in Mass.?

    11/16/2011 2:08:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2011 | ANNE-MARIE DORNING
    One of the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists, Daniel Andreas San Diego, may have been seen in Northampton, Mass., and the FBI is asking for the public's help in capturing him. The 33-year-old San Diego is an alleged animal rights extremist and is wanted in connection with two domestic bombing incidents that occurred in 2003.
  • Big win: Ron Paul takes San Diego Straw Poll

    11/15/2011 12:57:36 AM PST · by truthfreedom · 31 replies
    Allvoices ^ | Nov 14, 2011 | Stephanie Ealy
    Many tweets went on record Monday night: derrickroach Breaking: Ron Paul wins San Diego GOP straw poll! Ron Paul 112, Newt Gingrich 83, Mitt Romney 64, Hermain Cain 59, Rick Perry 21...
  • Tea Party Express Launches Weekly Radio Show (Mon 7pm PST)

    11/14/2011 5:04:22 PM PST · by Syncro · 11 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | November11, 2011 | Sal Russo
    The Tea Party Express is excited to partner with radio talk show host Rick Amato and KCBQ AM 1170 in San Diego by launching a new weekly conservative radio program that will focus on Tea Party issues Called the Tea Party Express Hour. The show will be hosted by former California Assemblyman and Chairman of the Our Country Deserves Better PAC (parent organization to Tea Party Express) Howard Kaloogian every Monday evening at 7 PM PST (10PM EDT).  Featuring updates from Washington insiders, tea party activists around the country and guest callers, the show is certain to contain important insight...
  • I swear: KUSS Drops Country (San Diego, to simulcast talk KOGO)

    11/05/2011 12:12:21 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    San Diego Radio ^ | 11/4/11 | Clear Channel
    95.7 FM drops country. To simulcast KOGO-AM starting Monday. KOGO FM was previously in Temecula. Also: Roger Hedgecock confirmed to be moving to KFMB; Rick Roberts slated to exit 760 KFMB. NEWS & TALK NOW ON FM RADIO For the first time in 85 years on the air, San Diego’s AM600 KOGO is making a historic change in operations by becoming San Diego’s first News-Talk station to simulcast on FM radio at 95.7 FM, bringing more reach and value to the San Diego community. The simulcast begins Monday, November 7, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. PST. KOGO’s new name and slogan...
  • Five Rescued from Sewage Pipe (US-Mex border)

    11/02/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 4 replies
    KOGO ^ | Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | KOGO
    Personnel from San Diego Fire rescue found the men and women around 1 a.m. three feet underground and about 10 feet from the end of a sewer pipe on Via De La Amistad, which is just east of the Port of Entry. Rescuers worked for over an hour to free the adults. The five people had to crawl through mud and sewage to get out of the pipe. Crews had the individuals remove their clothing so they could be washed down with a hose after they crawled out of the pipe. They were given blankets and taken to a local...
  • High School Students Crowned America's First Lesbian Homecoming Couple

    10/30/2011 10:20:13 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies ^ | 10-30-11 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
    Two California high school students became one of the first lesbian couples crowned homecoming king and queen in the nation this weekend. Rebeca Arellano, a senior at Patrick Henry High School, was made the school's first female homecoming king when her name was announced Friday at a pep rally. "They were chanting my name and it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had," said Arellano. Arellano's girlfriend, Haileigh Adams, who also attends Patrick Henry High School, was made homecoming queen at Saturday night's dance. "I was happier than when I won, my little Haileigh has just been...

    10/30/2011 8:09:41 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 30, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A lesbian student was crowned her high school’s homecoming king Friday, a first for the San Diego, Calif. public high school. In fact, Rebeca Arellano, a senior, and her girlfriend Haileigh Adams could be the first lesbian homecoming royal couple in the country if Adams — one of two female students nominated for homecoming queen — is crowned as well.
  • Lesbian student is crowned high school's homecoming KING!

    10/30/2011 9:50:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 30, 2011
    A lesbian student has been crowned homecoming king at a Californian high school. During a pep rally at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego on Friday, the announcement was made about senior Rebeca Arellano. Rebeca's girlfriend and fellow student, Haileigh Adams, was nominated to be homecoming queen.
  • 51 Arrested As Police Clear Out Occupy San Diego, ACLU Wants All Charges Against Them Dropped

    10/29/2011 8:58:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    LAist ^ | October 28, 2011 | Emma G. Gallegos
    While Los Angeles politicians have started to tell protesters camped on City Hall's lawn that they might be overstaying their welcome, our Californian neighbors to the North in Oakland and the South in San Diego are really struggling with police efforts to shut down a 24/7 presence by protesters. This morning police cleared out Occupy San Diego, and arrested 51 stragglers after they were told to skedaddle from the encampment at Civic Center Plaza and Children’s Park where they have made their home for three weeks. The reasons police gave were that conditions were getting unsanitary: too much human and...
  • Many cities leaving Wall Street protesters alone

    10/28/2011 3:45:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Google ^ | 10/28/11 | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — While more U.S. cities are resorting to force to break up the Wall Street protests, many others — Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis and Portland, Ore., among them — are content to let the demonstrations go on for now.New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for example, said Friday that the several hundred protesters sleeping in Zuccotti Park, the unofficial headquarters of the movement that began in mid-September, can stay as long as they obey the law."I can't talk about other cities," he said. "Our responsibilities are protect your rights and your safety. And I think we're trying to...
  • San Diego Police Take Over Occupy San Diego at least 44 Arrested [ Power washing of camp required ]

    10/28/2011 12:23:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    OB Rag ^ | Oct 28 2011 | by Frank Gormlie
    olice Sweep Through Making Arrests and Confiscating Personal Belongings and Donated Supplies – Organizers Call for 8 am Protest Today at the Plaza. In the early hours of October 28, San Diego Police swept through both encampments of Occupy San Diego, making at least 44 arrests and confiscating all personal belongings and all supplies and food that has been donated. Around 1:45 am officers started to sweep through Children’s Park without warning and made at least 8 arrests there. Simultaneously, over hundred police and sheriffs deputies swept through Civic Center Plaza, ordering everyone out. A confrontation then occurred at B...
  • San Diego 'Occupy' protest shuts down bank branch

    10/21/2011 1:20:50 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies ^ | Oct 21 2011 | KPCC & wires
    Occupy Wall Street protesters in San Diego caused a downtown bank branch to shut down Thursday afternoon. The San Diego Union-Tribune says several dozen protesters sat down in front of a Bank of America branch, causing the bank to close early at 1:30 p.m. Access to ATMs were still allowed though. "It's not really a Bank of America thing," 26-year-old Michael Basillas told the Union-Tribune. "It's much more of a symbol, one of many banks that screw people over all the time." The Union-Tribune reports that there were about eight police officers watching over the 30 to 40 demonstrators as...
  • 3 Calif. Marines discharged after faking marriages

    10/20/2011 7:10:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | October 18, 2011
    (AP) SAN DIEGO — Three San Diego Marine corporals have been discharged for bad conduct after admitting they faked their marriages to receive housing allowances.
  • Pepper spray used at San Diego 'Occupy' protest

    10/14/2011 8:31:29 PM PDT · by quantim · 53 replies · 1+ views
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 14, 7:55 PM EDT | GREGORY BULL
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego police on Friday used pepper spray to break up a human chain formed by anti-Wall Street demonstrators at a downtown plaza where they've camped for a week. Police in the early morning began removing about a half-dozen tents after warning demonstrators their personal belongings couldn't stay in the Occupy San Diego camp. Demonstrators can continue protesting without the tents, tarps and tables, authorities said. One man was arrested before 8 a.m. for interfering with a police officer after he sat down and refused to take away his tent, police Lt. Andra Brown said. After...
  • Twitter accounts of county GOP, chairman Tony Krvaric yanked!

    10/13/2011 3:52:37 PM PDT · by rhinoslapper
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Oct. 12, 2011 | Christopher Cadelago
    A good (old fashioned?) cyber-spat between San Diego County’s Republican and Democratic parties has broken out on — where else? — Twitter. According to California SB1411, which went became law on January 1, 2011, Tony Krvaric committed a criminal act when he posted as Democrat County Chairman Jess Durfee and when he took other identities: This excerpt from the U-T article says it best (even if it is a quote by Democrat County Chairman Jess Durfee): "He doesn’t seem to spend his time doing the things that help build a party; rather he spends his time playing little...
  • Man jumps to death near "Occupy San Diego," police say

    10/10/2011 11:13:18 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 20 replies
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A man committed suicide on Monday in an eight-story leap from a parking structure near where "Occupy San Diego" demonstrators were gathered, but it was unclear if he identified with the protesters, authorities said. The unidentified 42-year-old man was carrying some flyers in his pockets, but it was not immediately known if those were political tracts or had some other content, San Diego police spokesman Detective Gary Hassen said.
  • Redwood to Deadwood: a 53-year old conservative dude hitchhikes around America. Again.

    10/09/2011 3:33:04 PM PDT · by Mary Robinson · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | october 10, 2011 | John Stryker Meyer
    People don’t hitchhike anymore. At least not like the glory days of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s when hitchhiking was a popular, fun and even a safe thing to do. But it went away. Colin Flaherty wondered where it went. So this San Diego writer set out on three-month adventure with a pack and an extended thumb to try and find out.
  • San Diego considers an openly gay GOP mayor

    10/08/2011 2:41:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 8, 2011 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Two leading Republican contenders for mayor of America's eighth-largest city are openly gay, and voters have barely noticed. It doesn't come up at campaign appearances or in local news coverage. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and City Councilman Carl DeMaio haven't made their marks as gay rights activists, which may help explain why their sexual orientation has been a non-issue even among social conservatives.
  • Red tide spawns blue light show at night on San Diego coastline

    09/30/2011 12:04:33 AM PDT · by thecodont · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | September 30, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
    Find a dark spot on the San Diego County coastline after nightfall and you might be treated to a spectacular neon-blue light show. Bioluminescent waves, glowing electric blue as they crash ashore, have been dazzling nighttime beach visitors this week. People have been snapping photos of the otherworldly surf as it has increased in intensity over the last few days. The blue glow is caused by an algae bloom commonly referred to as a red tide. The organisms, phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum, have bloomed since late August, turning the water brownish-red in the daytime, according to UC San Diego scientists....
  • (Marxist Che Guevara Cafe to Close Due to Lack of $$$) Students Fight to Keep UCSD Landmark Open

    09/21/2011 9:01:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | September 21, 2011 | Kristina Lee
    Students Fight to Keep UCSD Landmark Open SAN DIEGO -- A group of UCSD students is fighting to keep an eccentric landmark open. "It's that one last place at UCSD that sort of exudes that college atmosphere," said Alex Peterson, UCSD student. "It sort of represents the revolutionary, liberal, young college student." The Che Cafe opened in 1980 as a co-operative run by students and volunteers. It was named after Ernesto "Che" Guevara, an Argentinian doctor who was a major figure of the Cuban revolution. It's one of the oldest structures on campus. Built in 1960, the building was turned...
  • 2 teens plead not guilty to raping girls in park ( illegals in San Diego )

    09/19/2011 6:10:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    KSWB-TV ^ | September 12, 2011
    SAN DIEGO - Two 16-year-old boys, who allegedly raped two teenage girls at knifepoint in a Rancho Penasquitos park, pleaded not guilty in adult court Monday to 16 felony charges, including kidnapping, forcible rape and sodomy by force. Leonel Contreras and William Steven Rodriguez were each ordered held on $5 million bail. Deputy District Attorney Wendy Patrick said 13 of the 16 charges carry a potential penalty of 25 years to life in prison, making the defendants' possible exposure 325 years to life behind bars if convicted. "The nature of the crimes, the duration of the crimes, the number ......
  • Qualcomm Stadium server trips, loses $1,000 … and Chargers fans give it all back

    09/15/2011 10:26:47 AM PDT · by rawhide · 26 replies ^ | Thu Sep 15 10:23am EDT | By Doug Farrar
    We have no idea if the San Diego Chargers will go to the Super Bowl this year, but from a sheer class perspective, many of their fans proved to be world champions during the team's preseason contest versus the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 1. During the game at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, a Club Level server by the name of Heather Allison tripped on a stair, and all the money she'd taken in for the day — about $1,000 — flew out her hands and landed all over the area — on fans in attendance, under seats, and one...
  • Company Fires 50 Undocumented Employees

    09/14/2011 11:43:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 | Lauren Steussy
    Federal audit targets workers who lacked necessary documentsA federal audit forced an Escondido disposal company to fire 50 of its employees for not having proper documentation to work. The U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency audited Escondido Disposal Inc. recently and found that a quarter of the company did not have valid Social Security numbers or papers allowing them to work in the U.S. as non-citizens, our media partner the North County Times reported. EDCO Vice President Ritchie said he had no knowledge of his employees’ lack of documentation. Though EDCO did check for the documents, many of the employees...
  • (San Diego) Boil Water Order Issued

    09/09/2011 2:14:26 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 15 replies
    KOGO ^ | Friday, September 9, 2011 | Mike Hancock
    San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders issued the order after a sewage spill dumped over 3 million gallons of sewage into the Los Penasquitos Lagoon and the Sweetwater River. Precautionary boil-water orders were issued for the following areas: Otay Mesa, Redwood Village(in College area), Tierrasanta, San Carlos, La Jolla, Bernardo Heights and Scripps Ranch. Reduced water pressure in those areas was caused by the lack of backup generators at several water pump stations. Due to the power outage on September 8, 2011, the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health, are advising...
  • Lone worker caused power cut that left six million in darkness . . .

    09/09/2011 4:25:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 73 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 9, 2011
    A major power outage, which left more than six million people in California and Arizona in darkness, was caused by a single maintenance worker, it has been revealed. The power cut took two nuclear reactors offline, grounded flights, caused major traffic jams and trapped people in elevators and on fairground rides in both states. San Diego bore the brunt of the blackout and most of the nation's eighth-largest city was darkened. The city trolley system that shuttles thousands of commuters every day was shut down and rush hour traffic hit gridlock. APS, Arizona's largest electricity provider, said a utility worker...
  • Massive power outage hits San Diego

    09/08/2011 4:50:52 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 296 replies ^ | 9/8/11 | latimesblogs
    <p>A large swath of San Diego County was without power Thursday afternoon as officials investigated the cause of the outage.</p>
  • Massive Power Outage Throughout San Diego County

    09/08/2011 4:42:11 PM PDT · by mickeylee · 44 replies
    kogo am 600 | self
    Power went out at 3:40pm across San Diego county. SDG&E cannot be reached for comment. Theories anyone?
  • San Clemente High evacuated after bomb threat

    09/07/2011 11:39:00 AM PDT · by al baby · 30 replies
    KABC | Today | kabc
    San Clemente High evacuated after threat San Clemente High was evacuated on the first day of school after a bomb threat made in note was found at Camp Pendleton
  • Chilean Stealth Sub Visiting San Diego

    09/02/2011 8:56:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Reader ^ | September 2, 2011 | Matt Potter
    Chilean Stealth Sub Visiting San Diego By Matt Potter | Posted September 2, 2011, 3:56 p.m. The Chilean navy's Carrera, a diesel-electric submarine, has arrived for a training mission with the 3rd Fleet in San Diego, Navy Times reports. The latest generation of diesel-electric subs, with their unusual stealthiness and relatively low price have become troublesome for U.S. defense planners. As smaller countries acquire more of them, safe access for U.S. ships to world coastal areas and the high seas could be jeopardized, the Pentagon argues. "Once they have powered up their batteries, the submarines can sail to the bottom...
  • AB 499 Passes CA Senate Permits Consent for STD Vaccinations by 12 year olds

    09/01/2011 9:31:17 PM PDT · by Fred · 25 replies
    Catholics for the Common Good ^ | 090111 | Catholics for the Common Good
    SACRAMENTO, CA, September 1, 2011--AB 499, the bill that permits 12 year old children to give consent without their parents' knowledge for vaccines or other medication to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, passed the CA Senate yesterday on a 22-17 vote. The Governor could take action on the bill any time between September 9 and October 9. Ask the governor to veto AB 499. (See how senators voted) This bill is one of the most egregious violations of parental rights, next to the right to provide abortions for minors without parent knowledge. If it passes, parents will have no right to...
  • Bite Victim Doesn't Blame Pitbull (6 Year Old Girl)

    08/30/2011 12:48:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Aug 29, 2011 | R. Stickney and Danya Bacchus
    Sarah Villa sat with her mother on the porch of their City Heights home recounting what happened when she was attacked by a pit bull at her friend’s home. She’s got white bandages on two fingers, her thumb, her upper arm and her cheek. She’s also holding a stuffed cow given to her by the medical staff that put her under and stitched up her wounds. “I feel a little bit better but I can’t even open my mouth up. It still hurts, my chin part, “ Villa said. The 6-year-old girl was bitten during the attack Sunday in the...
  • Surfing Dog, Ricochet, Helps Disabled Surf

    08/22/2011 10:01:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 22, 2011 | JOHN BERMAN
    There are dogs who play ball, dogs who chase cats and dogs who catch Frisbees. But near San Diego there is Ricochet, a 3-year-old golden retriever who catches waves and captures hearts. Ricochet helps teach disabled people how to surf by acting as a canine co-pilot. "She stabilizes the board," said Sabine Becker, who was born with no arms. "Somehow, she does it so we're not off balance. She is just standing there and just surfs with us." Surfing isn't even Ricochet's first career. From birth, she was trained to be a service dog, a companion to someone who needed...
  • Romney to quadruple La Jolla home size

    08/21/2011 2:06:43 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 62 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Tribune ^ | 8/20/11 | Christopher Cadelago
    LA JOLLA — GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, scheduled to attend a series of fundraisers this weekend in San Diego, is also working on plans to nearly quadruple the size of his $12 million oceanfront manse in La Jolla. Romney has filed an application with the city to bulldoze his 3,009-square-foot, single-story home at 311 Dunemere Dr. and replace it with a two-story, 11,062-square-foot structure. No date has been set to consider the proposed coastal development and site development permits, which must be approved by the city. The former governor of Massachusetts purchased the home three years ago. According to...
  • California Iraqi-Mexican crime ring busted, police say

    08/18/2011 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Whats the Matter with Kansas? · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 18,2011 | Reporting by Tim Gaynor; Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Peter Bohan
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police in southern California have arrested 60 people and broken up an Iraqi criminal ring accused of selling drugs, machine guns and improvised bombs out of an immigrant social club, authorities said on Thursday. The swoop by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local police targeted a network operating out of El Cajon, which is near San Diego and close to the border with Mexico.
  • (San Diego) Authorities Investigate Strong Odor Around County

    08/17/2011 6:21:50 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 26 replies
    10News ^ | 5:52 pm PDT August 17, 2011 | 10News
    Authorities are investigating reports from around San Diego County of a strong odor similar to jet fuel. 10News has received dozens of calls from residents who say they smelled what they believe is jet fuel since around 2 p.m. Callers from Encinitas, Solana Beach, Pacific Beach, Mira Mesa and La Jolla have all reported the odor. Residents living in inland areas such as North Park, Hillcrest and Rancho Bernardo have said they can smell the odor in their area. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department has confirmed they have received numerous calls regarding the smell. A public affairs spokesman at MCAS...
  • Slain Officer's Final Act of Kindness

    08/17/2011 10:16:53 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/17/2011 | NBC News
    Just moments before he was fatally wounded in an unprovoked attack, a San Diego police officer performed one last act of kindness; he bought a child food while buying his own dinner.
  • Radio ad warns of petition drives (Using fear of identity theft to thwart petition drive)

    08/08/2011 7:00:06 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 6 replies
    Sign On San Diego ^ | July 29, 2011 | Ashly McGlone
    The radio ad sounds unsettling, warning of the dangers of signing political petitions. “California doesn’t license or bond signature gatherers. Many of them are from out of state and move from city to city to carry petitions. Anyone can do it, even convicted felons and forgers,” says the ad. “The legislature even called it an identity theft starter kit.” The tagline says the ad is funded by Californians Against Identity Theft, with no further information. The Watchdog set out to determine who was behind the ad. The domain for the group’s website is registered to the same address and phone...
  • Chief calls San Diego officer's death 'an assassination'

    08/08/2011 6:58:29 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-7-11 | Tony Perry
    As a captain in the Marine Corps Reserves, Jeremy Henwood deployed to one of the most dangerous regions in Afghanistan, where Taliban fighters use roadside bombs and snipers to kill or maim as many American troops as possible. Snip His tour of duty on a relatively tranquil home front came to a tragic end early Sunday, when he died of wounds from a point-blank shotgun blast the day before.
  • Where to Stay and See in San Diego

    08/07/2011 6:08:47 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 50 replies
    My wife and I are planning to go to San Diego at the end of September, beginning of October. Since we've never have been there, looking for suggestions on where to stay. Don't need a $300 a night hotel, but don't want to end up with one where the guy next door is making a batch of meth either. Also, would appreciate any suggestions on what to see/do while we are there. Thank you.
  • Millions Promised to Schools Not Coming

    07/20/2011 7:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 | Lauren Steussy
    District expected more than it received in the wake of budget cutsThe San Diego Unified School district got an unwelcome surprise about some expected revenue from the state. They learned in a meeting Tuesday night that $2.5 million promised by the state won't be coming, reports The report says that the board expected to get around $36 million, but in the wake of the budget’s passing, only received $20 million. This means they won't be able to recall some of the laid-off staff, as was planned last month. "This is a very sobering report," Superintendent Bill Kowba said to...
  • Duncan Hunter: Reagan 'Would Never Be Elected Today' Because He's A 'Moderate/Former Liberal'(Video)

    07/20/2011 6:23:17 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 38 replies
    Little Green Footballs ^ | July 5th | Duncan Hunter (VIDEO)
    (WARNING: The video on LGF goes to Soros Funded Think Progress. I didn't know why LGF linked to them at first, but I can't find the video anywhere else.)HUNTER: This is it folks. This is it. There is nothing after 2012. [...] I don’t care if it’s a more moderate/former liberal like Ronald Reagan, who would never be elected today in my opinion. If it’s someone like him or a hardcore conservative, you gotta elect the most winnable person this time. I know it sounds bad, but Congress makes the law. You’ve got a conservative Congress. You’re one third there....
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Sweep in SD County (San Diego)

    07/19/2011 6:19:39 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 7 replies
    KOGO ^ | Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | Phil Farrar
    "Operation Second Sole is a year long investigation targeting what authorities call "high value" suspects involved in the drug and weapons trafficking, robberies and numerous ``acts of violence.'' Federal, state and local law enforcement officers and agents served several arrest and search warrants throughout San Diego County to capture the individuals and believe they disrupted their criminal enterprises. More than one dozen suspects were arrested Tuesday. Many have significant criminal histories and were considered to be armed and dangerous. Authorities say the success of the operation enabled the County get rid of a serious threat to the safety and security...
  • 16 U.S. Cities That Could Face Bankruptcy in 2011

    12/23/2010 8:19:16 AM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Provided by the Business Insider, : VIA: YAHOO News ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | Provided by the Business Insider, : VIA: YAHOO News
    2011 will be the year of the municipal default. At least that's what analysts like Meredith Whitney predict, as do bond investors that have been fleeing the muni market. There are many reasons to be worried. First, the expiration of Build America Bonds will make it harder for cities to raise funds. Second, city revenues are crashing and keep getting worse. Property taxes haven't reflected the total damage from the housing crash. High joblessness is cutting into city revenues, while increasing costs for services. The next default could be a major city like Detroit, or it could be one of...
  • San Diego gay pride march to feature active duty military

    07/15/2011 7:28:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    reuters ^ | July 15, 2011 | Marty Graham
    (Reuters) - A weekend gay pride parade in San Diego will feature a large contingent of active-duty and retired military personnel, opening service members to possible discipline in the waning days of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," organizers said on Friday. The 350 current and former service members expected to join Saturday's San Diego LGBT Pride parade will be the largest such group taking part in the annual event, marking an unprecedented
  • The largest ever marijuana plantation!

    07/15/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:49 PM on 15th July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Mexican soldiers discovered the largest marijuana plantation in the country's history, hidden under black cloth in the middle of the desert. The 300-acre plantation is four times larger than the previous record discovery by authorities and workers had even installed toilet facilities, the Defence Department said. The towering pot plants sheltered under black screen-cloth in a huge square on the floor of the Baja California desert, more than 150 miles south of Tijuana, across the border from San Diego.
  • Troops to march in San Diego's gay pride parade

    07/15/2011 11:18:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 15, 2011 | JULIE WATSON
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A former Navy operations specialist is organizing what is believed to be the nation's first military contingent of active-duty troops and veterans to lead a gay pride parade. Sean Sala says the group will march Saturday in San Diego's parade, the nation's fifth largest.