National City News
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Wrong way driver who killed motorcyclist in South Bay sentenced to prison
25 Apr 2018 at 6:03pm
A motorist who had marijuana in his system when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 5 near the U.S.-Mexico border, causing a collision that killed a motorcyclist, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in state prison. Richard Gideon Hammond, 29, was convicted in February of gross vehicular manslaughter.
2 injured in Paradise Hills house fire
22 Apr 2018 at 12:08am
Medics took one of the victims to a hospital moments after the rescue on Calle Cumbre. Other crews began CPR on the second victim, who then also was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
National City approves outside investigation of councilman
18 Apr 2018 at 8:11pm
National City council members, including Mona Rios and Jerry Cano , at a meeting on June 6, 2017. National City leaders voted 3-1 Tuesday to hire an outside law firm to investigate allegations Councilman Jerry Cano received special treatment by avoiding fines when he failed to correct more than a dozen code violations for five years.
Councilwoman's attorney calls claims against her 'ludicrous'
16 Apr 2018 at 9:31pm
National City councilwoman Mona Rios gathered with other local elected Democrats in Balboa Park to denounce the attack in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017. National City councilwoman Mona Rios gathered with other local elected Democrats in Balboa Park to denounce the attack in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017.
Meth smuggler out in '26
12 Apr 2018 at 6:13pm
A National City man who was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for smuggling methamphetamine will be released in 2026, according to a federal prison agency. David "Woody" Valencia, 45, received the second longest sentence among 10 people who were indicted in 2016 in U.S. District Court in San Diego.
Island Pacific closing 2 San Diego stores
11 Apr 2018 at 5:25pm
Six Island Pacific supermarket stores, including two in San Diego County, will be closing its doors for good, though no set dates for the closures were announced. The independent supermarket chain, which specializes in Filipino foods and other goods, is shutting down stores in Chula Vista , National City , San Jose, American Canyon , Rancho Cucamonga and Los Angeles.
Tom Blumer Hasn't Corrected His NewsBusters Post Yet
10 Apr 2018 at 9:16pm
A week ago, Perla Morales-Luna was arrested in front of her crying daughters in National City, California. Someone videotaped the incident.
Police search for National City murder suspect
9 Apr 2018 at 6:36pm
Police in National City are asking for the public's help finding a suspect accused of killing a 26-year-old man near a National City 7-Eleven. Police say Onan Loaiza was shot and killed on the 800 block of Eta Street around 11 a.m. on March 27. Police say one suspect, Robert Allen Garduno, 27, was arrested for the murder, but another suspect is still on the loose.
National City treasurer accused of animal cruelty
9 Apr 2018 at 6:36pm
The San Diego County District Attorney's office has charged National City Treasurer Mitchel Beauchamp with multiple counts of animal cruelty and other misdemeanors, court records show. The six counts, which carry $1,000 fines or sentences of 90 days to a year, include animal cruelty, unlawful removal of game, unlawful trapping and harassment of animals, according to a complaint dated April 9. Beauchamp's lawyer, Thomas Warwick, said Monday he had no comment on the charges.
Fatal Shootings Just Days Apart Outside Same 7-Eleven
8 Apr 2018 at 10:41am
The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. NBC 7's Ramon Galindo reports on how the investigation is going.
Southern Highland rents climb steadily
6 Apr 2018 at 5:58am
Lydia Horne received a free haircut and a toiletry bag - at the Age-Less Beauty gathering on March 31. The event happened at about noon in the courtyard of the Southern Highland Independent Senior Living complex on Highland Avenue, south of 24th Street. Horne, 73, was happy at the moment, but then realized that this might be her last shindig with the 29 elderly neighbors that signed up for the pampering.
N.C. councilwoman wants Cano investigated
6 Apr 2018 at 1:28am
A National City City Councilwoman has called for an independent investigation into one of her colleagues to determine if he abused his power as an elected official to solicit preferential treatment for not being fined or penalized for building code violations at his National City home. Near the conclusion of Tuesday night's city council meeting, Councilwoman Mona Rios proposed adding an agenda item to the council's April 17 meeting to "give the city attorney direction to hire an outside/third-party to investigate Mr. Cano."
Suspect in shooting death denied bail
5 Apr 2018 at 9:12pm
A judge declined to set any bail Monday for Robert Alan Garduno, 27, who is charged with killing a young man in National City. National City Police arrested Garduno on March 28 following the shooting death of a 26-year-old man who has not yet been publicly identified.
Man Slain in Daytime Shooting in National City Identified
5 Apr 2018 at 4:55pm
National City police have identified the man who was shot and killed following a fight or altercation at a Mex Mart grocery store. Onan Loaiza, 26, of National City was killed on March 27 in a shooting in the parking lot of a strip mall on Eta Street.
San Diego Sheriff's Deputies in standoff following Lincoln Acres shooting
2 Apr 2018 at 7:28pm
A shooting in a neighborhood near National City left one person wounded late Monday afternoon and sheriff's deputies are involved in a standoff with the suspected shooter. The gunfire in the 2300 block of Prospect Street in the unincorporated Lincoln Acres area was reported shortly before 4 p.m., according to sheriff's officials.