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Bicyclist Killed in Collision with Police Car

Updated November 10, 2009 – A 63-year-old man was killed Monday when the bicycle he was riding collided with a police car on a University City street during the morning rush hour. Walter Freeman of San Diego pedaled out of a gas station in the 3800 block of Governor Drive shortly before 7:30 a.m., crossed the Read More

Most child car seats installed incorrectly, say experts

November 9, 2009 – Child car seat use is at an all-time high in the United States. But the fact that most parents are using child safety seats does not mean their children are properly restrained. That point was illustrated in two recent Inland-area crashes that left one baby dead and two others with major Read More

North County pair arrested for defrauding Spanish-speaking investors out of $1.3 million

November 6, 2009 – Authorities say two men arrested this week bilked at least 27 victims – mostly Spanish-speaking, working-class people from North San Diego County – out of about $1.3 million. On Thursday in a San Diego courthouse, victims and prosecutors described Alan Espiritu, 35, as a smooth talker who convinced friends old and Read More

Two Rottweilers maul middle school student in Vista

November 6, 2009 – A Vista boy was recovering at home Wednesday from an attack by two Rottweilers that left him with about 40 bites on his chest, arms, abdomen and hand that his mother said required dozens of stitches. The owner of the dogs voluntarily surrendered them to the North County Humane Society.  Elkie Read More

Report examines California’s watch of alleged kidnapper

November 4, 2009 – Corrections officials failed to properly supervise parolee Phillip Garrido and missed opportunities to discover Jaycee Lee Dugard, the girl he allegedly kidnapped and held in his backyard for 18 years, a report summary released today said. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation also failed to refer Garrido for a mental Read More

BPA Dangers in Your Pantry?

November 4, 2009 – Consumer Reports’ latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods tested contain measurable levels of Bisphenol A (BPA). The new findings show that BPA can be found in a diverse assortment of canned foods including those labeled Read More

California lawmakers approve water supply improvement package

November 4, 2009 –  California lawmakers on Wednesday passed an $11 billion overhaul of the state’s antiquated water system in a bid to supply a soaring population while preserving a fragile environment. After a long night of debate, the State Assembly voted in favor of the comprehensive package of water bills and a bond measure Read More

Bug spray likely cause of death of 10-month-old boy

November 3, 2009 – Bug spray that produces a fog to kill insects is likely to blame for the death of a 10-month-old South Carolina boy, and his 2-year-old brother was critically injured by the fumes, authorities said Monday. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said the boys’ mother had been using foggers in their Read More

Common antibiotics tied to birth defects

November 3, 2009 – Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections with birth defects. Reassuringly, the most-used antibiotics in early pregnancy – penicillins – appear to be the safest. Bacterial infections themselves can cause problems for the fetus if left unchecked, experts said, so Read More

Taser played role in man’s death, report states

November 2, 2009 – An Inland coroner’s office has ruled for the first time that Taser shocks contributed to a person’s death. Marlon Acevedo, 35, was high on PCP when he clashed with Riverside police one year ago on Halloween, according to the coroner’s report. He was in the street screaming at passing cars, and Read More

Marine Helicopter And Coast Guard Plane Collide Off San Diego Coast

October 30, 2009 – Searchers have found nothing but a debris field where two military aircraft collided off the coast of San Diego Thursday night. Nine Coast Guard and Marine Corps personnel are missing after the mid-air collision between a Coast Guard transport plane and a USMC light attack helicopter about 15 miles east of Read More

Blair Women’s Chenille Robes, Jackets and Tops Products Recalled – Burn Hazard

October 28, 2009 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Blair LLC, of Warren, Pa., are expanding Blair’s voluntary recall of women’s full length chenille robes to include additional chenille robes and three other chenille products all manufactured by A-One Textile & Towel. CPSC and Blair also are re-announcing the earlier recall of Read More

Airborne pickup in Riverside kills 1, wreaks havoc

October 15, 2009 – A dramatic roll-over freeway accident in Corona killed a pickup truck driver, injured a pedestrian and smashed about nine vehicles in a parking lot, according to the California Highway Patrol. “This was a pickup-versus-semi,” CHP Officer Jaci Parent said of the initial collision during the 8:47 a.m. wreck along the eastbound Read More

Two people killed in multiple car crash on I-15

October 12, 2009 – A Marine and a woman died Saturday in a quick series of early morning crashes on I-15 north of Escondido near Bonsall.  One of the drivers may have fallen asleep, and another is suspected of being drunk. The incident began around 4 a.m. Saturday when Chula Vista resident Kyle Cohen, 29, Read More

Consumer Group Urges Recall of Jeep Grand Cherokees for possible fire risk

October 7, 2009 – A consumer advocacy group says that three million Jeep Grand Cherokees have a potential fire danger from their gas tanks which is so high that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) should order a recall. Grand Cherokees from the 1993 through 2004 model years have “a fatal crash-fire occurrence rate that Read More

Torrey Pines High Senior Killed In Rancho Santa Fe Rollover Crash

October 5, 2009 – Five 17-year-old Torrey Pines High School students were involved in a rollover crash in Rancho Santa Fe early Sunday that left one boy dead, another hospitalized with critical injuries and a third booked into Juvenile Hall on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, authorities said. The deceased boy’s Read More

Judge says City not liable for Soledad landslide

October 2, 2009 – Yesterday, a Superior Court judge ruled that several City of San Diego water leaks were not a substantial cause of the Oct. 3, 2007 Mount Soledad landslide, which damaged dozens of homes and destroyed three. The ruling was good news for the City, but it means the homeowners will not be Read More

Officials Look At Ways To Make SR-125 Safer

September 23, 2009 – According to Caltrans officials, there have been a total of 44 accidents in the last four years — less than one per month — at the intersection of northbound SR-125 and Mission Gorge Road in Santee, the site of two accidents that resulted in five fatalities in the last month. On Read More

Fatal crash on SR-125 was teen driver’s second collision that morning

September 22, 2009 – The teenage driver involved in a fatal accident at the intersection of Mission Gorge Road and SR-125 in Santee early Sunday morning had minutes earlier been involved in a hit-and-run collision in La Mesa, La Mesa police said Tuesday. The 17-year-old was driving a black Ford Ranger on Parks Avenue south Read More

Cops use stun gun twice on unarmed Merced County amputee

September 22, 2009 -A Merced, California man whose legs are amputated says police used a stun gun on him twice and violently manhandled him even though he was unarmed. Two uniformed officers were responding to a reported domestic disturbance at the residence of Gregory Williams, a double amputee who lost his legs to a condition Read More

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