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Community activists call for DA recusal in Earl McNeil death case
15 Aug 2018 at 6:26pm
Justice reform activists have sent a letter to District Attorney Summer Stephan, calling on her to recuse herself from the investigation into the death of Earl McNeil. During a news conference Wednesday on the steps of city hall in National City, activists said McNeil was a paid informant for the DA's office in several cases.
Jerry Cano pulls papers for mayor, then decides not to run
14 Aug 2018 at 10:20pm
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.
Police welcome public during yearly Night Out
10 Aug 2018 at 12:04am
The Chula Vista Police roadster was a popular exhibit with some people who attended National Night Out in Chula Vista. Chula Vista and National City joined law enforcement agencies throughout the nation for the annual National Night Out, an event held on the first Tuesday of August to promote police-community partnerships and crime prevention.
National City's termed-out mayor will run for City Council
9 Aug 2018 at 7:29pm
National City Mayor Ron Morrison listens to people speak about the death of Earl McNeil, who went into medical distress while in police custody. National City Mayor Ron Morrison listens to people speak about the death of Earl McNeil, who went into medical distress while in police custody.
National City councilwomen's statement on Earl McNeil's death sparks controversy
7 Aug 2018 at 3:42pm
People shouting at a protest over Earl McNeil's death with law enforcement officers in riot gear nearby. Two National City councilwomen released a joint statement over the weekend urging "patience by all" in the death investigation of Earl McNeil, a move that drew criticism from both social justice organizers and fellow council members.
Man gets 26 years to life in decades old cold-case murder
7 Aug 2018 at 1:07am
Then, 31 years after a bystander found the 20-year-old's bloodied body in a Lemon Grove field, DNA evidence from a single glove led investigators to a likely suspect: Stacy Littleton, Jefferson's supposed friend. On Monday, Littleton, now 53, was sentenced in El Cajon Superior Court to 26 years to life in prison for the killing, bringing long-awaited closure to the victim's family.
Whistleblower to share in $65-million settlement from Prime Healthcare in Med...
4 Aug 2018 at 3:06pm
Alvarado Hospital in San Diego and Paradise Valley Hospital in National City are among 14 Prime Healthcare facilities in California named in a federal whistleblower lawsuit that resulted in a $65-million settlement Friday. A San Diego whistleblower will receive $17.2 million with the settlement of a 7-year-old false claims lawsuit against Prime Health Care regarding overbilling for Medicare services at 14 California hospitals.
NCPD looking for support
3 Aug 2018 at 10:37pm
The union representing National City police officers reportedly spent part of this week soliciting support from community groups and elected officials to show solidarity with the city's law enforcement officers at a press conference planned for next week. A letter dated August 1, 2018 and signed by National City Police Officers Association Secretary Daniel Long starts: "The National City Police Officer's Association requests your participation in a show of support for a press release and press conference as a result of the events that have occurred in our city over the past month."
Rent control supporters face deadlines in Santa Ana, Glendale
3 Aug 2018 at 6:07pm
Silvia Avendano, 52, of Santa Ana speaks at a news conference called by rent control supporters before a Santa Ana City Council study session on the matter. Deadlines loom for two Southern California cities to get rent control initiatives on the November ballot, with activists in both campaigns saying they're unsure if they have enough signatures to qualify.
Riz Ahmed's Villainous Riot Makes First Appearance in New 'Venom' Trailer -- ...
1 Aug 2018 at 12:28am
On Tuesday, Marvel and Sony Pictures released the second trailer for Tom Hardy 's upcoming comic adaptation of Venom , showcasing Riot, the film's symbiote antagonist played by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 's Riz Ahmed. Like Venom, he's a muscular, oversized creature with bug-eyed features and ability to do great and terrible things.
Filipino restaurants in San Diego you must try
31 Jul 2018 at 7:47pm
SAN DIEGO - Filipino cuisine has inserted itself into the conversation when it comes to the great food San Diego has to offer. San Diego is home to many authentic Asian restaurants, with Filipino eateries among them.
Body found in car was National City man
31 Jul 2018 at 2:36pm
A body found in a small SUV after a pool of blood and foul odor led someone to call police has been identified as a National City man, San Diego police lieutenant said Tuesday. The call came in shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday from a Barrio Logan resident concerned about the smell coming from a 2006 Chevrolet HHR parked on Boston Avenue near 29th Street.
National City Man's Family Awaits Answers in Death Investigation
31 Jul 2018 at 2:36pm
The aunt of a man who died in a hospital, days after seeking help from the National City police, appeared outside of city hall Tuesday with protesters asking for answers as to what led to the man's death. Both family members and the police agree that McNeil experienced medical distress while in the custody of the police.
YouTube Star Queen Naija Sparks Chaos in Times Square
31 Jul 2018 at 2:36pm
R&B singer Queen Naija, 22, caused a frenzy Monday when she walked through the "Crossroads of the World" while in town to promote her new EP. Back in 2014, Queen Naija, then known as Queen Bulls, auditioned for "American Idol," but was cut when the top 30 were chosen.
San Diegans Urged to Take Precautions During Heat
30 Jul 2018 at 12:31am
Given the extreme heat the region will be experiencing this week, County health officials are encouraging San Diegans to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. People should especially pay close attention to children, the elderly and pets.