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San Diego cop killer granted parole for the third time

Jesus Cecena killed San Diego Police Officer Archie Buggs 40 years ago during a traffic stop in Skyline. Officer Buggs was shot in the head. Cecena, a gang member who was 17 at the time was sentenced to life in prison, but laws have changed, giving some minors the opportunity for parole. Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan who was…

California bill proposing to change concealed carry weapons permit process

Self defense alone would be a sufficient reason for a CCW permit

A bill proposed by state assemblywoman Melissa Melendez of the 67th dist., will make California a “shall issue” state for concealed carry weapons permits. Presently, a Sheriff can deny a permit application for any reason.  Self defense as a reason for a CCW permit is not sufficient of a reason alone for approval by San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore is…

Tow truck driver killed in hit and run on SR-52

((SAN DIEGO))     A tow truck driver was struck and killed in a hit and run on the 52 east. It happened right around rush hour near Mast blvd. Traffic was backed up for miles as CHP investigated the incident. The employee from Road One towing stopped to help a disabled trash truck on the shoulder when he was fatally hit…

Single-user restroom law in effect March 1

SAN DIEGO – Businesses up and down California are preparing to comply with a new state law that goes into effect next week. The move defines “single-user toilet facility” as a “toilet facility with no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user.” Starting March 1st, California businesses will no longer be…

Body found in burning car in Lakeside

(Lakeside) The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department homicide unit is investigating a dead body found in a burning car late Wednesday night. The car was found in an empty cul-de-sac in Lakeside between two neighborhoods full of families. The car has been taken to the Sheriff’s crime lab so technicians can examine it for more evidence. Witnesses say the fire…

Coronado High School lockdown

CORONADO (CNS) – A threat of violence made via social media prompted a brief lockdown at Coronado High School late this morning. The security alert at the campus near Spreckels Park went into effect at about 10:30 a.m., according to police. Teachers kept all students secured in their classrooms while officers conducted a sweep of the school at 650 D…

Oceanside police finds $2.1 million in illicit drugs stashed in car’s floorboards

SAN DIEGO –  San Ysidro resident Ricard Lujan, age 44, who was arrested in November during a routine traffic stop when an Oceanside police officer discovered millions of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine and cocaine hidden inside his vehicle, entered a guilty plea in federal court today. Lujan pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to…

SDG&E to unveil world’s largest lithium ion battery energy storage facility

ESCONDIDO (CNS) – San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they plan to unveil the world’s largest lithium ion battery energy storage facility tomorrow in Escondido. The facility at the utility’s construction and operations center on Enterprise Street is capable of storing up to 120 megawatt hours of energy, according to SDG&E. That amount can serve about 20,000 customers with…

3rd Annual Disaster Preparedness Academy helps businesses prepare for and recover from emergencies

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., February 23, 2017—Disaster can, and do, strike unexpectedly. Nearly 40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors after a major disaster and 74 percent of small businesses don’t have a disaster recovery plan. On March 3, 2017, the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, in partnership with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, will…