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2 years 2 weeks ago

YouTube series focus on military sexual assault

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The enormous obstacles and emotional torment a female solider confronts in reporting a sexual assault in the military is the focus of the three-part Web series "Lauren" debuting Monday on YouTube's new channel WIGS. Featuring "Flashdance" star Jennifer Beals and Troian Bellisario, "Lauren" gives a close-up...

4 years 1 month ago

Illegal immigrants land at Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says two groups of seafaring, illegal immigrants have been caught coming ashore along Southern California's coast - including 18 people who landed at the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton. U.S. Border Patrol agent Michael Jimenez says agents detained 16 Mexican citizens traveling...

4 years 4 months ago

San Diego sweetens Comic-Con deal $500,000

San Diego is sweetening its bid to keep Comic-Con, offering organizers $500,000 in hotel tax revenue to keep the huge pop culture event in the city. The Tourism Marketing District board agreed to budget $100,000 annually over a five-year period for Comic-Con, saying worldwide publicity from the event benefits the...

4 years 4 months ago

Man pleads guilty in death of two teen girls

Sex offender John Albert Gardner has pleaded guilty to killing two San Diego County teenage girls. Gardner agreed Friday to enter the pleas in the deaths of 14-year-old Amber Dubois and 17-year-old Chelsea King. In exchange, prosecutors will not seek the death penalty. Amber vanished in February 2009 and...

4 years 5 months ago

Probe questions runaway Prius story

A memo drafted for a congressional panel says the Toyota Prius involved in a California runaway car incident performed exactly as it is designed to in tests trying to replicate the situation. The memo obtained by The Associated Press casts doubt on the driver's contention that the car sped out...

4 years 5 months ago

Thousands mourn death of California teen

Thousands of mourners walked the sidewalks of a wide avenue in silence, holding candles and tearfully embracing. Many were at a loss for words over the discovery of a body believed to be that of 17-year-old Chelsea King, five days after the popular, straight-A student from San Diego County...

4 years 6 months ago

Giant squid invade California waters

Giant squid weighing up to 60 pounds have invaded the California waters off Newport Beach and are being caught by sport fishermen by the hundreds. The squid showed up last week and anglers started booking twilight fishing trips over the weekend to catch them. The animals weigh between...

4 years 10 months ago

Suspected imposter arrested

The FBI has arrested Rick Strandlof in San Diego late Friday afternoon. Strandlof is accused of making false claims about receiving military decorations. The U. S. Attorney filed charges last week. Strandlof is currently in federal custody in San Diego. He will appear in court on Tuesday where he...

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