Monday, October 20, 2014



18-year-old SDSU student with meningitis taken off life support
The school and county health officials confirm Monday that the 18-year-old San Diego State University student with bacterial meningitis was taken off life support on Saturday.

DA: No charges to be filed for DeMaio office burglary, sexual harassment allegations
The San Diego Police Department investigated a burglary reported at DeMaio's campaign headquarters on Black Mountain Road in May, and more recent claims by a former campaign staffer that he was sexually harassed by the ex-San Diego city councilman.

Coaster train kills pedestrian in Encinitas
The rail fatality occurred at Leucadia Boulevard and North Coast Highway in Encinitas shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to sheriff's officials.

Officers shoot and kill pit bull in Oceanside
Oceanside police say the dog was aggressive and initially charged at them. That's when they tazed the pit bull, but when the animal charged again, they resorted to using a gun.

Man accused of practicing without medical license, selling ineffective treatment due in court
Twelve victims are named in a criminal complaint, including six who died, Deputy District Attorney Gina Darvas said. One person paid Young $120,000 for treatment, the prosecutor said.

UC San Diego Health System announces human testing of stem cell therapies
The researchers hope that the transplanted cells will develop into neurons that bridge the gap created by injury, replace severed or lost nerve connections and restore at least some motor and sensory function.

High court to review California death penalty case
The jury convicted Ayala of killing three people during a drug robbery at a San Diego garage in 1985.

City Council will decide fate of minimum wage increase
The three-stage hike would have resulted in the lowest pay in the city being set at $11.50 an hour by January 2017.

Monday is last day to register to vote for Nov. 4 general election
Forms are available at the registrar's office at 5600 Overland Ave. in San Diego, post offices, public libraries, city clerk offices and Department of Motor Vehicles offices.

Woman stuck in chimney of Thousand Oaks home, rescued and arrested
Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of the chimney and lubricate it with dish soap Sunday.