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San Marcos Man Accused of Bank Robberies in Newport Beach, Oceanside, Escondido

Investigators arrested a San Marcos man Thursday in connection with a series of three bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in Orange and San Diego counties earlier this month, authorities said.


Bicyclist Seriously Injured When Vehicle Passes Rider on San Marcos Street

A bicyclist suffered serious injuries in a fall that occurred when a vehicle passed the rider on a San Marcos street, the sheriff’s department reported Wednesday. The cyclist went down shortly before 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Deer Springs Road, north of Olive Street, according to San Die


Freezing temperatures expected overnight across inland San Diego County

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for San Diego County’s inland valleys and foothills. The warning will be in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. on Friday.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


Former San Marcos softball star leads Utah State Aggies at Littlewood Classic

SAN MARCOS — A former San Marcos prep softball star continues to deliver strong overall performances in her first year playing at the college level. Lexi Orozco, 19, of San Marcos, helped lead Utah State to big wins over San Diego and Illinois State at the Littlewood Classic softball tournament at F


Escondido Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

ESCONDIDO, CA — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Freeze Warning for your area on Friday, lasting from 1:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can read more info from the National Weather Service here.


California State University San Marcos to Launch Brewing Science Program

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Centered in a region recognized as a national leader in the craft brewing industry, California State University San Marcos is launching an innovative EngiBeering certificate program that explores the science, engineering and art behind brewing craft beer and provides hands-on ex


California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.


MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat

A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r


Remembering Amber Dubois and Chelsea King a decade later

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Amber Dubois and Chelsea King went missing from North County San Diego neighborhoods 10 and 9 years ago respectively this month. Their disappearances resulted in massive search efforts and an outpouring of community support.


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown

A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.


Update: Terriers abandoned in Escondido up for adoption

ESCONDIDO (KUSI)- We’ve been following the story of dogs being left for dead in Escondido parks. It happened twice in one week, first a litter of pups just days old, and then again with two young terriers left in a garbage bag.


Candle sparks house fire in Vista

VISTA, Calif. – A candle was blamed for causing a fire that destroyed a home in Vista, the homeowner said Thursday morning. The fire destroyed a house on the 1900 block of Buena Creek Road in Vista. It started around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday.


Family displaced after massive fire destroys Vista home

VISTA (CNS) - A family of four and their two dogs were displaced Thursday morning after a blaze caused an estimated $500,000 of damage to their Vista home, authorities said. The non-injury blaze broke out around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 1900 block of Buena Creek Road, Vista Deputy


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


Trump administration ends talks with California on emissions, climate change

The Trump administration Thursday broke off negotiations with California over limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, blaming state officials for failing to offer “a productive alternative” to the White House’s plans.


DMV Confirms ICE Has Limited Access to AB 60 License Info

An Escondido man said he wanted to drive legally here in California and now is facing deportation because of it. The man and his attorneys believe, AB 60, a law that was designed to help undocumented immigrants obtain California driver licenses legally is now being used against them.


Wet February causes big dent in California drought conditions

LOS ANGELES -- February storms have caused a significant dent in California's drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that just over 67 percent of the state is totally free of any level of dryness.


See all that water flowing into the ocean? California bill aims to save it

In stormy winters like this, residents of drought-prone Southern California fret about how much rainfall flows into the ocean, a reminder of the amounts of water the region is wasting instead of saving for good use.