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Documenting the history of enigmatic Bonita
14 Dec 2018 at 4:19am
Chula Vista's lemon history is well documented. The story of how Frank Kimball came to National City, or Rancho de La Nacion as it was known then, has been recorded .
Kitchen makeover will benefit more families
10 Dec 2018 at 3:09pm
The kitchen of a nutritional education center in National City recently received a makeover, allowing it to serve more South County families through its programs, increasing overall community health through the education of nutrition. The remodel of the "healthier together" teaching kitchen at Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center took four months to complete and is back open to the public.
Lowriders, probation leave community riding high
10 Dec 2018 at 3:09pm
The San Diego Lowrider Community has partnered with the San Diego County Probation Department in helping provide Christmas gifts and a holiday meal to underprivileged children and needy families. Although different law enforcement agencies are always involved with the event, this is the first year the probation department has participated.
Hundreds evacuated to SDCCU stadium after Alpha Project floods in Barrio Logan
7 Dec 2018 at 1:08pm
The Alpha Project, the temporary homeless shelter in Barrio Logan, on Thursday night flooded due to heavy rain - leading to the evacuation of hundreds of homeless people. A hazmat crew was called to the Alpha Project because the Porta-Johns are under water - contaminating the flood water around the shelter.
Turmoil at the border concerns families whose children cross daily for school
7 Dec 2018 at 6:46am
Esmeralda wakes up every weekday at 5 a.m. at her home in Tijuana to take her son to school in National City . After they cross the border on foot around 6 a.m., they take the trolley, then a public bus, to get to his elementary school.
City takes a swing at e-smoking
6 Dec 2018 at 10:02pm
The American Lung Association greatly appreciates the opportunity to work with National City staff and elected officials on fighting back against the dangerous epidemic of teen e-cigarette use that is luring youth towards a life-long deadly habit. The FDA recently reported an alarming 78% increase e-cigarette use among high school students, partially fueled by newer products, such as JUULs, that offer kid-friendly sweet flavors, high levels of nicotine, and the real harms of irreversible lung disease.
County brings variety of services to Oceanside in Live Well Center
5 Dec 2018 at 8:57am
San Diego County Chief Medical Officer Nick Yphantides shares a laugh with incoming Health and Human Services Director Luke Bergmann and County Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer in the lobby of the newly opened Live Well Center in Oceanside on Tuesday. San Diego County Chief Medical Officer Nick Yphantides shares a laugh with incoming Health and Human Services Director Luke Bergmann and County Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer in the lobby of the newly opened Live Well Center in Oceanside on Tuesday.
'No Conscience': Small National City Sweets Shop Burglarized
4 Dec 2018 at 5:07pm
The owners of a small shop in National City specializing in Mexican sweets got a sour surprise this week when their business was burglarized. "It's sad," said Maria Guadalupe Hurtado, owner of Raspados Michoacan.
Our Lady of Guadalupe parade fills downtown with colorful costumes, sage
2 Dec 2018 at 8:35pm
Children in downtown San Diego on Sunday depict the Catholic story of the Virgin Mary appearing to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in 1531. Children in downtown San Diego on Sunday depict the Catholic story of the Virgin Mary appearing to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in 1531.
National City police chief announces retirement
29 Nov 2018 at 9:09pm
National City police Chief Manuel Rodriguez announced Wednesday that he will retire in March, ending an eight-year tenure in which he led the department as it took steps to build trust within the community. "I truly appreciate the privilege and opportunity to serve the community I grew up in and will continue to work in partnership with everyone to increase the quality of life for the entire National City community," Rodriguez said Thursday in a statement.
Father of 5 stabbed to death in apparent road rage altercation
29 Nov 2018 at 6:57pm
A Southern California man who died Tuesday after being stabbed by another driver in an apparent case of road rage after a minor traffic accident has been identified as a father of five, according to KSWB . The attack that killed Horace Williams Jr., 36, of National City, took place around 9 a.m. in the area of Sweetwater Road and Willow Street near Chula Vista Golf Course, according to police.
Two men behind bars in 2015 shooting death of San Diego teen in National City
28 Nov 2018 at 9:11pm
Juan Carlos Munoz Jr., 18, was gunned down on Oct. 11, 2015, in National City. Two men were arrested earlier this month and charged in connection with his death.
Man Killed in Chula Vista Road Rage Stabbing Was Father of 5
28 Nov 2018 at 4:53pm
Horace Williams, 36, was stabbed during a road rage incident involving Rickey Smith, 60, Tuesday on Willow Street and Sweetwater Road //www.nbcsandiego.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Man-Accused-in-Deadly-Road-Rage-Stabbing-is-Church-Leader_San-Diego-501411681.html NBC 7's Dave Summers spoke to a friend of the suspect who can't imagine the man as a suspect in a homicide. A man killed Tuesday during a suspected road rage confrontation in Chula Vista was a father of five daughters and was returning home from dropping off his little ones at school when he was stabbed to death, his brother confirmed.
NCPD Announces Arrests in Teen's Killing 3 Years Later
27 Nov 2018 at 3:21am
Juan Carlos Munoz was only 18 years old when he was shot to death inside a parked car on Prospect Street in National City on Oct. 11, 2015. The National City Police Department announced the arrests of two suspects in the 2015 killing of high school student Juan Carlos "J.R." Munoz, Jr. Munoz was sitting in a car with friends along Prospect Street the night of October 11, 2015, when a four-door Nissan Altima pulled up next to them.
Federal officials close U.S.- Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro amid migra...
25 Nov 2018 at 2:46pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials closed southbound vehicle and pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry at noon Sunday amid protests around the migrant caravan. Northbound vehicle traffic processing at San Ysidro is also currently suspended, and the pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry are also suspended.