National City News
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NCPD Chief Accused of Smiling as Activist Is Handcuffed
21 Jun 2018 at 3:34pm
NBC 7's Joe Little heard from the National City Police Chief after he was accused of smiling during a woman's rant at a City Council meeting. A community activist claimed the National City Police Chief was smiling at a City Council meeting as she championed for justice for a man killed in police custody last month, and went on a profanity-laced tirade that landed her in jail.
5,000 Water Bottles Deemed Political Sit in Mayor's Garage
18 Jun 2018 at 10:17pm
The National City mayor told NBC 7 he has 5,000 water bottles in his garage that can't be distributed to students as planned because of a semantics issue on the bottles. NBC 7's Joe Little reports.
Arrest made in Point Loma Heights Homicide
16 Jun 2018 at 11:10pm
On December 7, 2017, 68 year-old Peter Bentz was reported missing to the San Diego Police Department after he failed to attend Thanksgiving dinner at a relative's house. When he was not heard from for several days, family members called police.
San Diego County unemployment remains flat
15 Jun 2018 at 8:15pm
Unemployment in San Diego County remained flat at 2.9 percent in May as the labor market remained tight, according to statistics released Friday by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. That unemployment rate was 0.8 percent lower than a year ago, and the lowest since January 2000.
EEOC Sues Tapioca Express for Sexual Harrasment and Constructive Discharge
15 Jun 2018 at 3:42pm
Tapioca Express, a South El Monte, Calif.-based milk tea franchise, and two of its franchisees violated federal law by subjecting female employees to sexual harassment and forcing some to quit because of the abuse, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today. According to the EEOC, the owner of two Tapioca Express franchisees in Chula Vista and National City, Calif., harassed female employees by inappropriately touching them and making repeated comments of a sexual nature.
Bathroom videographer goes to jail
15 Jun 2018 at 3:47am
A National City man was sentenced June 7 to 150 days in jail for videotaping women in the restroom at a Walmart store in Kearny Mesa. Richard Lawrence Shaw Jr., 52, was remanded to jail immediately after San Diego Superior Court Judge Cindy Davis placed him on terms of three years probation.
EEOC files sex-harassment suit against Tapioca Express
13 Jun 2018 at 9:33pm
Allegations of sexual harassment on the part of the owner of Tapioca Express outlets in Chula Vista and National City has prompted the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to file suit against the Asian- themed fast-food chain, the federal agency announced Wednesday. According to the commission, the proprietor of the two San Diego-area shops repeatedly wrapped his arms around female employees, pressed up against them and made inappropriate comments about their bodies.
Use of drug that reverses overdoses to expand to police, school campuses
11 Jun 2018 at 6:58pm
Paramedic Scott Robinson of the National City Fire Department trains police officers on how to administer naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdoses. Police departments across the county plan to supply naloxone to their officers.
8 Jun 2018 at 11:49am
Police Friday morning in National City said a roadway near Kimball Park could be closed until mid-afternoon following an overnight crash that ignited a raging, gas-fueled fire outside a city fire station. According to reports, the crash a little after midnight allegedly involved a teenage driver who fled from a police traffic stop in her family's SUV.
Easier to stand and sing than to vote
8 Jun 2018 at 4:34am
What you glean from Tuesday's election results depends on which side of the apple cart you are standing as someone pours lemonade into a half-empty/half-full glass. What they told me: It means waving flags and supporting our troops and respecting America by waving flags and pledging unquestioning support to Uncle Sam, especially during the patriotic holidays.
MTS bus route changes to increase speed and reliability
7 Jun 2018 at 9:23pm
Twenty-six pending bus route scheduling changes are intended to increase speed, efficiency and reliability within the MTS system, the transportation provider announced Thursday. The changes, which go into effect Sunday, are part of MTS' Transit Optimization Plan, which launched fall 2016 to reverse a two-year decline in ridership and fare revenue.
Celebrate Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day
5 Jun 2018 at 2:21pm
To celebrate, Bellus Academy is offering complimentary services to all cancer survivors between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Bellus Academy, National City will offer free haircut, basic manicure, wax or gentleman's barber facial Morning Extra was joined by Zoie Rose McClouskey from Bellus Academy along with some students to show some of the services that will be offered. Flames tore through a home in Del Cerro Tuesday afternoon, sending a thick plume of smoke into the air near the site of a brush fire that prompted residential evacuations and closed freeway lanes last weekend.
9 Arrested in South County Warrant Sweep
3 Jun 2018 at 12:16am
The suspects were apprehended in the cities of Imperial Beach, National City and the unincorporated areas of Bonita and Lincoln Acres with outstanding warrants, "regardless of charge or bail amount," sheriff's Sgt. David Pocklington said.
Is Another Sales Tax Really the Answer?
1 Jun 2018 at 12:10am
In just a few days, Chula Vista residents will be asked to consider yet another sales tax. The last election cycle saw Measure P approved by 68% of voters, and city leaders are coming back to taxpayers now with Measure A. If passed, the half-cent increase would give Chula Vista the highest sales tax in the County, tied only with Del Mar and National City.
Time to part ways in National City
31 May 2018 at 7:40pm
You supported the school I love with your presence and your assistance whenever we asked you to. I loved working with you on the State of the City video, and I still appreciate your presence and gift at my 60th birthday celebration at Cafe la Maze, and your presence and support at many of our school functions.