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'Almost Didn’t Make It': Trapped Drivers Rescued From Waterlogged Road in Fallbrook

As an unrelenting storm pummeled San Diego County Thursday, several drivers were rescued from a waterlogged roadway in Fallbrook after their cars became stuck in rising flood waters.


Evacuated horses return home after flooding

FALLBROOK, Calif. -- Horses returned to to Hoof Haven Farms in Fallbrook Friday afternoon after being evacuated during Thursday's storm. Heavy rain swelled a nearby creek and the rushing water wiped out corrals, pens and a road that runs through the property.


Horses rescued in Fallbrook as rain floods horse sanctuary

FALLBROOK (NEWS 8) – Thursday’s storm brought so much rain it forced the evacuation of several horses at the Hoof Haven Farms in Fallbrook on Mission Road. The rising waters nearly wiped out wiped out the horse sanctuary. “It’s usually just a small creek,” said Teri Cagle, the owner of Hoof Haven Fa


California man sentenced to more than 12 years for starting wildfire

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California man was sentenced to more than 12 years in state prison Thursday after he admitted to starting last summer’s Cranston Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, prosecutors said.


Gov. Newsom Endorses Kamala Harris for President in 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Sen. Kamala Harris for president in 2020. The Democrat said in an MSNBC interview Friday: “I think the American people could not do better” than Harris. He added later in a tweet: “Kamala Harris is a fearless fighter. A voice for the voiceless and vulnerable


Artist from Banning has painting in Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition in Fallbrook

“Patchwork,” a painting by Mary Backer of Banning, was chosen to be in the 10th annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center. The exhibit, which opened Feb. 10 and runs through April 21, features 120 watermedia works by artists who have achieved signature


Record-Breaking Rain Leaves Path of Destruction in San Diego County

While a winter storm that overwhelmed the region with a record-breaking rainfall has moved away from San Diego County, the remnants were still being felt Friday. Residents woke up to downed trees in their neighborhoods -- and in some cases on their homes -- and were met with flooded roadways on thei


Son arrested in California killing of parents, housekeeper

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community, authorities said Friday. Richard Nicholson, 64, Kim Nicholson, 61, and Maria Morse, 57, were identified as the victims found dead in a Newport Beach home


Storm Fatality; Deputy Arrested: Oceanside, SD Co. Police Log

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – The following is a collection of police, courtroom and fire stories from this week across San Diego County. A witness to the crash was unsuccessful getting the man out of his burning car, officials said.


Preliminary work for new Sandia Creek Drive bridge is starting

Sandra Jacobson of California Trout, George Sutherland and Bob Blankenship of Trout Unlimited. The Sandia Creek Drive bridge replacement project over the Santa Margarita River, two miles north of Fallbrook, is a long-awaited community improvement.


1 wounded in Kearny Mesa strip mall shooting

SAN DIEGO -- One person was critically wounded Friday night in a shooting in a busy strip mall in Kearny Mesa. At 10 p.m. Friday, the man and a friend walked up to the door of the Min Sok Chon restaurant at 4620 Convoy Street and began talking with other customers when the conversation turned into a


Paddleboarder Dies After Being Swept Away in Storm-Swollen Channel in Escondido

A storm that pounded Southern California on Thursday has been linked to two deaths. Authorities in Escondido, northeast of San Diego, recovered the body Thursday of a man who witnesses say had been paddle-boarding down the surging current in a concrete-lined waterway.


Fallbrook family tells a cautionary tale

Susan and Gilbert Jimenez of Fallbrook thought they were doing some good for the veterans community when they agreed to let someone claiming to be working for a veterans group onto their property to dismantle an RV they had gifted to the man.


Flood Woes Close Hwy 76 Stretch, Cancels Classes In North County

NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – Due to flooding today, a stretch of state Route 76 was closed, and classes were canceled at Fallbrook schools in North County, according to authorities.


75-Year-Old Woman Miraculously Survives California Landslide

Families in Marin County are moving back into their evacuated houses after Thursday’s mudslide in Sausalito wiped out two homes and nearly killed a grandmother who was asleep in her bed.


California mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Seven months after a mail carrier’s heat-related death in Woodland Hills, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced a bill Friday that if enacted would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to be equipped with air conditioning within three years.


Report: $11M judgement handed down in Keyways sexual harassment claim

According to a report by The National Law Review, a jury awarded more than $11 million to two former employees of the now-defunct Keyways Winery in Temecula, following claims they were sexually harassed and retaliated against for complaining about the harassment.


Crews recover body from flooded channel in Escondido

ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Crews Thursday recovered a body from a flooded channel in Escondido. Just before 4 p.m., a 911 caller reported a man with a paddle board being swept away by rushing water in the Escondido Creek near Rose Street. Rescue crews quickly positioned themselves along the channel to int


More snow in Redding than Boston? This winter is already ‘bonkers,’ and another storm is coming

California is known as a land of sunshine. But, for the extreme weather that has accompanied the West’s colder months, California might as well be called the snowy state. A series of winter storms has brought record-breaking rainfall and dropped snow levels dramatically across the state, causing fre


California to sue President Trump over national emergency declaration

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday that California will sue to block President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration aimed at diverting federal funding to build more barriers along the southern border with Mexico.