• McLaren Driver Didn’t Try to Avoid Head-on Collision: Autopsy

    The San Diego teenager who drove head-on into oncoming traffic and died in a fiery crash on the crowded highway did not attempt to avoid the collision, according to the official autopsy report released Friday. Trevor Heitmann, 18, died on August 23 of multiple blunt force injuries when his McLaren collided with another vehicle driving […]

  • Change in California’s Felony Murder Law Could Set Hundreds Free

    Hundreds of people convicted of felony murder in California could soon have another day in court and eventually walk free as a result of a change to the state’s felony murder law. In San Diego, at least 150 cases could be impacted. “This new law goes too far. And I am concerned about public safety,” […]

  • Deportation-Themed Board Game Raises Concerns at Oceanside Middle School

    A board game called “Deportation Time” that was created by students at a North County San Diego middle school has sparked a backlash from some students and parents. Four seventh- and eighth-grade students at César Chávez Middle School in Oceanside created the game as part of a class project that asked students to design a […]

  • Man Who Strangled Oceanside Mother of 3 Sentenced to Life

    An Oceanside man who strangled the mother of his children in front of their toddler was sentenced Wednesday to 26 years to life in prison. Melissa Contreras, 22, a young mother of three was found dead inside a car in Oceanside in December 2016. Uriel Leon, 26, was convicted of her murder in June. He was the […]

  • Woman Killed on Way to San Diego for Funeral

    A San Diego family preparing to lay a family member to rest is having to prepare for another funeral. Ariel Llerenas, 27, was killed on her way from Texas to pay respects to their cousin who suddenly died last week from a heart attack. Her boyfriend was at the wheel when he fell asleep while […]

  • New Rideshare Company Provides Transportation for Children

    A new rideshare service is hoping to gain parents’ trust in order to provide their kids transportation to and from school. The app HopSkipDrive became available to residents in San Diego County on Monday and offers users school pick-up, drop-off or extracurricular rides for their children and teens. Through HopSkipDrive, families are matched with a driver. The […]

  • Charity Grants 4-Year-Old Cancer Survivor’s Little Wish

    A four-year-old Southern California boy battling leukemia at Rady Children’s Hospital was granted one little wish thanks to a charity that believes the best things come in small packages. Like any other 4-year-old, when Jesus Gonzalez saw a small wrapped present with his name, he broke out in a sprint. But just a year ago things […]

  • Duncan Hunter appears to blame wife for $250K campaign cash scandal

    Rep. Duncan Hunter, who was indicted along with his wife earlier this week on federal charges for having stolen more than a quarter million dollars in campaign funds, appeared to blame his spouse of two decades for the alleged crimes in an interview Thursday night. Hunter, a California Republican representing parts of San Diego, told Fox […]

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