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Residents Demand Rent Control and Affordable Housing
27 Jul 2017 at 5:52pm
National City councilmember Alejandra Sotelo-Solis pledged to push for rent control laws in two or more cities by the end of 2018, said community officials. "Most of these folks aren't struggling with mom and pop landlords," said Paola Martinez-Montez.
Laser tag, a gyroscope ride and ... a genetic test? And it's free?
20 Jul 2017 at 7:26pm
Efrain Laguardia of National City swabs his cheek for a genetic test, part of the Fox Fanfare ineractive events outside San Diego Comic-Con, on the Hilton Bayfront Lawn. Efrain Laguardia of National City swabs his cheek for a genetic test, part of the Fox Fanfare ineractive events outside San Diego Comic-Con, on the Hilton Bayfront Lawn.
July Fourth runaway dogs remain unclaimed
18 Jul 2017 at 2:25pm
Nearly two dozen dogs have remained at San Diego County's three animal shelters since the week of Fourth of July. From 9 p.m. on July 4 through July 8, Animal Control officers and residents brought in 191 stray or lost dogs to the shelters according to a release by County News Service.
South Bay Psychiatrist Accused Of Overprescribing Controlled Substances
6 Jul 2017 at 2:49pm
A South Bay psychiatrist, Dr. Greg Paniccia, is accused of gross negligence and overprescribing controlled substances to five patients, according to an accusation filed by the Medical Board of California. The accusation, filed in the administrative law court on May 1, alleges Paniccia prescribed narcotics, sedatives and other powerful drugs "...without an appropriate prior examination and medical indication," and that "...he knew or reasonably should have known" that four of those five patients were drug addicts who would use those controlled substances "...for a non-medical purpose."
Hear ye! Hear ye! New San Diego concerts
5 Jul 2017 at 3:31pm
"This show may have set a record for me in terms of fewest days between booking and show date," says AMSDconcerts honcho Carey Driscoll of the John Jorgenson Quintet event happening July 29 at host auditorium Sweetwater High School . AMSD kicked off its intimate concert series in 2003, going on to host over 600 performances, featuring both acclaimed and obscure touring acts, at area venues including a couple of moonlighting churches.
Anti-Trump Art: Neighbor says community art project is appalling
3 Jul 2017 at 7:52pm
News 8's Eric Kahnert reports from National City with the latest information and what actions have been taken by the city's mayor. Just called the mayor of National City.
Man who killed wife will go to prison, pay
1 Jul 2017 at 12:57pm
A National City man was sentenced June 23 to 16 years to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death in 2015 and was ordered to pay $3,806 for her funeral expenses. Angelica Vargas Hernandez, 38, was found stabbed at the base of her neck on Dec. 29, 2015 at a home in the 2500 block of I Avenue in National City.
Library helps would-be citizens prep for the big exam
1 Jul 2017 at 12:57pm
The National City Public Library provides many resources for the community: from use of a computer for library members to a summer reading program that keeps students actively reading while they are out of school during summer break. But a recent partnership with the Jewish Family Service of San Diego has put the library's free U.S. Citizenship Classes as one of the most popular programs the library has to offer.
State Results Show High Levels of Lead in Water at Various Schools
30 Jun 2017 at 11:46pm
The second largest school district in the state is working with the City of San Diego to collect samples from 5 schools a day The water at all schools, including charter schools on SDUSD property, will be tested by the end of the school year Samples will be collected Tuesday through Saturday since there are rules that water can't be sitting too long before testing Lab results show unusually high levels of lead were found at several schools in San Diego County during the school year, according to documents obtained Friday by NBC 7. Results for San Diego County from the State Water Resources Control Board show one sample recorded lead at three times the levels acceptable by the state.
Immigrant in U.S. illegally to stand trial in DUI hit-and-run crash that inju...
28 Jun 2017 at 7:36pm
Constantino Banda Acosta, 38, is charged with hit-and-run causing permanent injury, DUI causing great bodily injury and driving without a license. Constantino Banda Acosta, 38, is charged with hit-and-run causing permanent injury, DUI causing great bodily injury and driving without a license.
"Being unaffiliated, people feel safer here," says Jay Wat
28 Jun 2017 at 10:14am
At Jay Way Production in La Mesa: Heartbreaka, Burkey of Vokab Kompany, Mitchy Slick, Jay Wat, and Robbie of Vokab Singer/songwriter Justin Watson, known to most local rappers as producer Jay Wat, says the fact he didn't grow up around San Diego was a good thing. He says much of the locally produced rap over the years has been inspired by guys who identified as either a Crip or a Blood.