National City News
Local news for National City, CA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
Breakfast, ceremony mark 9/11
16 Sep 2017 at 12:44pm
The pathway leading to the National City Fire Department was decorated with American flags to commemorate the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
CBS and other networks set aside hour for hurricane benefit
12 Sep 2017 at 3:07pm
A one-hour hurricane relief benefit originally intended to help Texas victims of Harvey but expanded to help people affected by Irma, is set to air across more than a dozen television networks on Tuesday. The "Hand in Hand" telethon will originate from Los Angeles but also will feature stages in New York and Nashville, Tennessee.
How to stay 'calm, cool and connected'
12 Sep 2017 at 3:06pm
Practice the pivot: This includes about pivoting away from your computer, phone, to talk to the real-life person in front of you. Have a time to power off: This could be charging your phone in another room overnight, taking a walk around the block without your phone, practicing a digital Sabbath or going a day without technology from time to time.
Leaders respond to ending immigrant child policy
9 Sep 2017 at 6:25pm
Federal, state and local elected officials on Tuesday expressed dismay at news that the Trump administration is actively attempting to end an Obama-era immigration policy. Under DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, undocumented children who were brought to the United States by their parents received a renewable two-year period of deferred action of deportation and were eligibile for a work permit.
N.C. murder trial delayed
9 Sep 2017 at 2:19pm
The murder trial of a man who shot an acquaintance 30 times in National City has been delayed until Nov. 29. Manuel Joseph Castro, 52, is representing himself on a murder charge in the March 23, 2013 death of Jesus Degalilea Pena, 43, with a high powered rifle in a parking lot at 1502 Sweetwater Road at 5:30 p.m. Castro had allegedly followed Pena from his home in National City. Pena got out of his vehicle near a dumpster east of the Carl's Jr. and west of the Hanaoka's Japanese Restaurant.
Lawsuit: Police illegally drew man's blood
8 Sep 2017 at 7:48pm
A man who was run over by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent claims his blood was illegally drawn while he was in the hospital. Ali Mendoza, who was 18 at the time of the crash, has filed a lawsuit against ICE Agent Thomas Malandris and National City Police Department Officers Benjamin Peck and Michael Nuttall.
Driver accused of tossing drugs out of car during police chase
8 Sep 2017 at 1:43am
A driver accused of tossing drugs out of a car window during a police chase from National City to San Diego's Kensington neighborhood was arrested Thursday night. National City police officers tried to pull over the BMW driver for speeding about 8:45 p.m., but he did not stop.
National City teen reads, writes her own ending
6 Sep 2017 at 3:28pm
The National City teen learned of the phrase inside a rehabilitation center, where criminal offenders, drug addicts and alcoholics end up. But she would had never learned to slow down and focus on what's in front of her if she didn't receive a scholarship from a reading program to help her turn her life around after constant stints in Juvenile Hall.
Man stabbed in City Heights alley dies
5 Sep 2017 at 7:06pm
A 34-year-old man has died of stab wounds he suffered during a fight in a City Heights alley a little more than a week ago, San Diego police said Tuesday. Efren Jimenez Gonzalez, of San Diego, was stabbed in the chest and head in an alley off 45th Street near Orange Avenue about 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 26, homicide Lt.
San Diego County suffers 6th straight day of 100 degree heat
2 Sep 2017 at 6:10pm
Temperatures soared above 100 degrees for a sixth straight day on Saturday, and the misery spread from inland valleys and foothills to the coast. "A heat wave isn't unusual this time of year, but we only get something like this every two to three years," said Brett Albright, a forecaster at the National Weather Service .
Trio sought in attempted kidnapping in Poway
1 Sep 2017 at 7:19pm
The unidentified trio was in a dirty, older-model white van that began following two boys, ages 9 and 12, on Martincoit Road south of Painted Rock Elementary School in Poway about 6 p.m. Thursday, sheriff's Sgt. Robert Roberson said.
8 plead guilty in gang-related racketeering conspiracy case
1 Sep 2017 at 12:29am
Seven alleged members or associates of an Oceanside-based street gang and a hotel manager indicted in a racketeering conspiracy that led to crimes including drug trafficking and prostitution have pleaded guilty, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday. According to court documents, 11 members or associates of the Westside Crips worked together primarily between 2004 and 2016 to make money by committing crimes that also included attempted murder and robberies.
Teen arrested in fatal shooting of man walking his dog at Oceanside park
30 Aug 2017 at 7:05pm
Witnesses told investigators that the man had been walking his dogs and got into some kind of argument or fight with two men. One of those men shot him.
Saving big with back-to-school thrift store finds
30 Aug 2017 at 4:43pm
American families spend tens of billions of dollars on back-to-school shopping. So we want to help you cut some costs without sacrificing your little one's style or confidence by hitting the thrift store.
Multi-Million Dollar Laundering Conspiracy Suspects Charged
29 Aug 2017 at 10:43pm
A federal grand jury charged eight defendants with participation in conspiracies for money laundering and drug distribution, confirmed the U.S. Attorney's office. Some are being charged with conspiracy to laundering over $5 million in proceeds through the operation of dozens of bank accounts.