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Machete-Armed Man Attacks Ex-Wife's Boyfriend After Crashing Into His Car
18 Aug 2018 at 1:21am
A man armed with a machete threatened a Chula Vista family after he crashed into a car and then went on a violent rampage. Police got a report just after 8 p.m. of a man swinging around a machete and jumping up and down on a car along Sipes Circle near Palomar Street.
Brush fire briefly threatens homes in San Marcos, prompts evacuations
17 Aug 2018 at 11:03pm
It took firefighters about an hour Friday to subdue a small roadside brush fire that briefly threatened a few homes just west of Palomar College. The blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 9 a.m. off the 2400 block of South Rancho Santa Fe Avenue in San Marcos.
Son gets 26 to life for murdering mother, a long-time Chula Vista teacher
17 Aug 2018 at 2:20pm
A man who used a stun gun on his mother, then stabbed her to death in their Clairemont home last year was sentenced Friday to 26 years to life in prison. A San Diego Superior Court judge imposed the maximum term on Joseph Robert Burks, 31, for killing Angela Burks, 58, a long-time science teacher at Otay Ranch High School in Chula Vista .
Pup Olympics & Pool Pawty
17 Aug 2018 at 12:07pm
The first annual Pup Olympics and Pool Pawty is coming up on Saturday, August 18th from 1 - 4 p.m. in Rancho Santa Fe! The mission at Rescue Express is to save lives by transporting homeless animals from high-kill shelters and overpopulated areas and delivering them to their forever homes. Rescue Express has already saved over 17,000 dogs and cats from euthanasia.
Former Border Patrol supervisor admits harassing man who accused his...
17 Aug 2018 at 9:46am
A patch on the uniform of a U.S. Border Patrol agent at a highway checkpoint on August 1, 2018 in West Enfield, Maine. A former supervisory Border Patrol agent from Chula Vista pleaded guilty this week in federal court to abusing his authority to intimidate and repeatedly detain a man who accused the agent's brother-in-law of molesting his young son.
Caught on Cam: Officer Tackles Girl in Chula Vista Park
16 Aug 2018 at 10:21pm
The video is sparking anger in the South Bay. NBC 7's Steven Luke has more. New video of a Chula Vista police officer tackling a teenager with his baton sparked outrage in the South Bay as students and their parents demanded a thorough investigation into the incident.
Racers ready for downhill experience
16 Aug 2018 at 8:08pm
This weekend, Aug. 18 and 19, the Orange Crate Derby will celebrate its 38th year as kids participate in the annual gravity-powered car racing event. Saturday is the practice run with Sunday at about 8:30 a.m. being the actual race down a hill in Chula Vista's Rancho del Rey community.
Why The San Diego Union-Tribune echoed the sentiments of 350 other editorial ...
16 Aug 2018 at 3:43pm
Editorial boards face difficult decisions every day, even more so in this divided age: What subjects do we write about when we just have room and time for one or two editorials? How do we express ourselves? What points do we leave in or out? Is today a day for subtlety or to wield a sledge hammer? How hard do we want to make this point? Or that one? How do we solicit opposing views? And a relatively new concern: How often and in what ways do we share all these points of view on social media so we get our - and your! - points across without overwhelming readers who are busy, increasingly skeptical and absolutely inundated with information? The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board decided to say yes to the suggestion from The Boston Globe that other editorial boards join it in writing editorials that defend a free press on Thursday because, simply, it was the right message at the right ... (more)
$5.1M worth of marijuana seized on I-78 near N.J.-Pa. border
16 Aug 2018 at 11:17am
A California trucker was busted this week hauling more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana valued at $5.1 million near the New Jersey border, authorities announced Thursday. New Jersey State troopers allegedly found the drugs in 44 cardboard boxes as they searched a tractor-trailer Tuesday at the Interstate 78 weigh station in Greenwich Township , just a few miles from the Pennsylvania line.
Lady Antebelluma s Hillary Scott talks motherhood and new music before ...
16 Aug 2018 at 8:51am
Country music trio Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker will bring their co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour to FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine on Friday, Aug. 24 before heading to Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on Saturday, Aug. 25. A lot has happened for Lady Antebellum since the last time the band visited Southern California. Last year, the country music trio - Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood - enjoyed its first sold-out concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in June before headlining the Coastal Country Jam , which drew more than 10,000 country music fans to Huntington State Beach in September.
CVPD Finds Missing 8-Year-Old Who Never Came Home from School
15 Aug 2018 at 9:33pm
The Chula Vista Police Department confirmed the 8-year-old boy who was missing in the Otay Ranch area Wednesday has been found. The department said at around 4 p.m. officers were looking for a third grader who never came home from school at Heritage Elementary.
Jerry Cano pulls papers for mayor, then decides not to run
14 Aug 2018 at 10:46pm
In a political bait and switch, National City council member Jerry Cano pulled papers for mayor on Tuesday, August 7 - exactly three days before the deadline to file to run as a candidate in the November 6 election. Cano then set an appointment with the city clerk's office for Friday, August 10 at 4:30 pm.
Daily Business Report-Aug. 14, 2018
14 Aug 2018 at 1:21pm
The long-delayed makeover of the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park could begin as early as the spring of 2019 thanks to final court approval on Monday. Six years of legal challenges ended Monday when Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Pollack ruled on the legality of both the project's proposed bond-funding mechanism and an agreement with a citizens committee led by San Diego philanthropists Joan and Irwin Jacobs.
L.A. Opera cellist's $100,000 instrument, stolen from Mission Valley hotel, f...
14 Aug 2018 at 3:58am
A rare cello worth $100,000 was stolen Wednesday night from the Town and Country San Diego. It was found a few days later and returned to its owner.
Judge mulls motion to dismiss suit aimed at cleaning up sewage from Mexico
13 Aug 2018 at 11:08pm
A judge took under submission Monday a motion by the federal government to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the cities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego, alleging that the International Boundary and Water Commission is violating the Clean Water Act by not doing more to prevent Tijuana sewage from flowing into San Diego area waters. The federal government maintains that the IBWC isn't legally responsible for the sewage flowing into U.S. waters from Mexico.