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Del Mar bluff collapse closure may continue as San Diego County Fair starts

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - A City of Del Mar spokesperson said a busy road near the Del Mar Fairgrounds may remain closed due to a bluff collapse for months, possibly affecting traffic during the San Diego County Fair.


San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Detectives from the Santee Sheriff's Station now have a sketch of a man suspected of trying to lure a young girl into his car in March. It happened back on March 28th around 6:00 p.m. in the 8000 block of Poplin Drive in Santee. A nine-year-old girl told detectives she was riding her bicycle when th


Family of San Marcos Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Collision Asks for Help Finding Suspect

The family of a San Marcos woman killed a week ago in a traffic collision is asking the public to help catch the driver responsible before someone else is injured or killed. Helen Gomez, 61, of San Marcos was walking her dog on April 15 when she was hit by a car on Smilax Road and Mimosa Avenue. The


Motorcyclist killed in crash at Vista intersection

VISTA, Calif. – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle at a Vista intersection, authorities said Monday. It happened shortly before 6:10 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Specialty Drive and Poinsettia Avenue, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Perkins said.


Driver headed for Coachella dies on her 21st birthday in California crash

A Gardena woman headed for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio died after she was thrown from the Jeep she was driving when it overturned as she was using her cell phone, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.


Report Raises Questions About Alternative To Foster Care Program In San Diego County

San Diego County’s child welfare system is coming under scrutiny. A recent county working group report raises questions about the effectiveness of the county’s so-called voluntary services program, which serves as an alternative to foster care.


Did you know hundreds of sea turtles are now Southern California residents?

Justin Greenman, assistant stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will speak at 7 p.m. in Newport Beach. When sea turtles began surfacing in local harbors last year, most who saw them were delighted but surprised.


Woman arrested after 7 puppies dumped in plastic bag in California, shelter says

The woman allegedly caught on camera dumping a bag of puppies next to a recycling bin in Coachella, California, was arrested Monday. Deborah Sue Culwell, 55, was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. on suspicion of felony animal cruelty, Riverside County Animal Services told Fox News.


Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak: How To See It In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – The Lyrid meteors are now streaking across the sky and will peak overnight on April 22-23. Right now, the weather forecast in San Diego County appears to be pleasant emtps and partly cloudy until afternoon or evening, which could mean ideal viewing conditions.


Escondido DUI Checkpoint Nets Four Arrests

ESCONDIDO–The Escondido Police Department arrested four individuals while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday. Two people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. One of those drivers attempted to avoid the checkpoint and turned into the police and fire headquarte


California amputee who lost prosthetic leg while skydiving gets it back after deputy finds it in unlikely spot

A California amputee was able to joke that he'd now lost two legs skydiving after authorities discovered the man's $15,000 prosthetic limb -- which had detached and tumbled to earth during an otherwise successful Sunday jump.


Del Mar resident to plead guilty in college admissions scam

BOSTON — Two more people charged in a sweeping college admissions scandal have agreed to plead guilty. Authorities said Tuesday that former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach Laura Janke will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with federal authorities


Fatal plane crash in California prison yard involved one-of-a-kind plane

A one-of-a kind vintage plane that took off from Chino Airport crashed Monday, April 22, in the prison yard of the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, according to Federal Aviation Administration officials.


‘Drug Take Back Day’ in North County is April 27

Prescription drug abuse is an ongoing problem in San Diego County and while prescription medication can be beneficial and even life-saving for those who need it, it can be harmful and even deadly if it gets into the wrong hands.


Oldest southern sea otter in captivity, Charlie, dies in California aquarium at 22

The oldest southern sea otter in a zoo or aquarium died on Monday in California, according to the aquarium where he was kept. Charlie was 22 years old when he died at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.


California officers apparently shoot each other while confronting suspect, police say

Two California police officers were injured on Saturday after seemingly aiming and firing at a suspect but instead hitting themselves, officials said. The officers with the Elk Grove Police Department responded to a call regarding a suspicious person after 11 p.m. south of Sacramento. It was reporte


38 Dogs Removed From Calif. Home of Suspected Puppy Dumper

Warning: These images may be disturbing to some viewers. Thirty-eight dogs were confiscated Monday evening from a suspected puppy dumper's home in Riverside County, animal services said.


San Francisco human feces map shows waste blanketing the California city

Watch where you step in San Francisco. A new map pinpointing the locations where human feces are reported to have been found in the California city since 2011 shows San Francisco has a staggering problem with the stinky stuff.


Fiery crash in Del Mar injures 2

DEL MAR, Calif. — Two people were rushed to the hospital Monday night after a crash on a freeway in North County, authorities said. The crash was reported around 9:40 p.m. on northbound Interstate 5 in Del Mar, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.


‘Queer California’ LGBTQ exhibit in Oakland is not what you’ll expect

After years of consideration, the Oakland Museum of California decided it would edge out of the mainstream to explore the state’s LGBTQ history and culture — that is, the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning people.