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  • Forensic genealogy leads to arrest in 1969 rape, murder of go-go dancer

    10/28/2020 2:49:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/28 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    DNA evidence and forensic genealogy led to the arrest of a 75-year-old Pennsylvania man in the 1969 rape and murder of a go-go dancer who was found dead in her San Diego apartment, police said. John Sipos was arrested Saturday at his home in Schnecksville for the murder of 24-year-old Mary Scott, who was discovered lifeless after being strangled nearly 51 years ago in her apartment on Nov. 20, 1969, San Diego police announced Tuesday. Sipos was identified as a suspect by investigators using DNA evidence left at the crime scene and forensic genealogy. Authorities had previously “exhausted all leads”...
  • San Diego School System Changes Grading System to Be ‘Anti-Racist’

    10/19/2020 11:23:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/20
    San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is changing its grading policies in an attempt to “make them more anti-racist.” The new grading removes “non-academic factors,” with the school district using the example of turning in homework late. “For months, the district has been working on multiple areas of its operations, including grading, in efforts to make them more anti-racist and equitable, partly in response to social justice protests that erupted over the summer in response to George Floyd’s death,” reported the San Diego Union-Tribune. Now, the school district’s new grading system will no longer take into account what the district...
  • San Diego Unified School District Changes Grading System to ‘Combat Racism'

    10/16/2020 3:10:27 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 60 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | October 15, 2020 | Alexis Rivas
    Students will no longer be graded based on a yearly average, or on how late they turn in assignments. Those are just some of the major grading changes approved this week by California's second-largest school district. The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is overhauling the way it grades students. Board members say the changes are part of a larger effort to combat racism... Academic grades will now focus on mastery of the material, not a yearly average, which board members say penalizes students who get a slow start, or who struggle at points throughout the year. Another big change,...
  • National Health Care Fraud and Opioid Takedown Results in Charges Against 345 Defendants Responsible for More Than $6 Billion in Alleged Fraud Losses; San Diego Defendants Charged

    10/03/2020 9:17:24 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | September 30, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of California
    Assistant U. S. Attorney Valerie Chu (619) 546-6750NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – September 30, 2020SAN DIEGO – Federal officials today announced a historic nationwide enforcement action involving 345 charged defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals located in San Diego and across the country.These defendants have been charged with submitting more than $6 billion in false and fraudulent claims to federal health care programs and private insurers, including more than $4.5 billion connected to telemedicine, more than $845 million connected to substance abuse treatment facilities, or “sober homes,” and more than...
  • City of San Diego removes Black Lives Matter artwork in La Jolla

    09/19/2020 2:40:42 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    CBS8 ^ | 9/17/2020 | David Gotfredson
    SAN DIEGO — For the second time in as many months, the City of San Diego has removed Black Lives Matter artwork drawn by children in La Jolla. City workers showed up Wednesday and told neighbors the chalk drawings were being removed because the city was getting too many complaints. The chalk drawings in support of the BLM movement were never meant to be permanent (snip) After all, a rainstorm would wash the artwork away. “The beauty of chalk art is it's not permanent,” said neighbor Ruth Leivers. So, neighbors were surprised Wednesday when city workers showed up to remove...
  • WATCH: San Diego Trump Boat Parade – Tens of Thousands of Onlookers Chant “4 More Years” While Watching 2,000 Trump Parade Boats

    09/07/2020 6:15:55 AM PDT · by wrrock · 17 replies
    TTG ^ | 9/7/2020 | Evan
    Tens of thousands of people line the shore of the San Diego Bay to support President Trump. 2,000 Boats. “Massive Turnout… I was there in my boat! It blew my mind how much support San Diego has for Trump.” WATCH THE VIDEO CLIPS......
  • Navy ends Catholic Masses at bases

    09/06/2020 11:18:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 88 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | September 6, 2020 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Navy ends Catholic Masses at bases We all know there’s a shortage of priestly vocations — but some places are feeling the effects more dramatically than others.From The San Diego Tribune:  Catholic Masses at San Diego-area Navy bases have ended because the Navy, in what it says is a cost-cutting move, has declined to renew its contracts with Catholic priests, and there are not enough Catholic chaplains on active duty to fill the void.Protestant services on bases, which are led by active duty chaplains, will continue, said Brian O’Rourke, a Navy Region Southwest spokesman.The changes to the Navy’s religious ministries...
  • California Tribe Loses Bid to Halt Border Wall Construction

    08/29/2020 8:10:45 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | August 28, 2020 | Bianca Bruno
    A federal judge found the federal government should not be forced to stop construction on the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in California despite claims human remains were bulldozed over. U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia, a Barack Obama appointee... hearing Thursday in a challenge brought by the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians. The tribe claims President Donald Trump and the federal government have failed to meet tribal consultation requirements regarding border wall construction, which cuts through Kumeyaay land in San Diego... The tribe and the federal government are at odds over whether the type of notices, given...
  • CBP plans to build border wall across Tijuana River, where no barrier exists (San Diego)

    08/27/2020 6:41:54 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    Border Report ^ | Aug 27, 2020 | Salvador Rivera
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced a plan to extend the border wall and have it cut across the Tijuana River where the river enters the U.S. in San Ysidro, Calif. (San Diego) It’s approximately 0.2 miles across the Tijuana River. The new wall would connect existing walls that end at the east and west banks of the river. The proposed wall would include a bridge, a vertical lift gate to allow the water to flow below, lighting, a 20-foot wide roadway and a maintenance walkway. The wall would be supported by a series of 30-foot-tall bollards or steel...
  • Sailor eyed in possible arson on Navy ship that burned for days

    08/26/2020 8:25:32 PM PDT · by John W · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 26, 2020 | Mosheh Gains and Bill Feather
    Investigators believe a massive fire that erupted on the Navy ship the USS Bonhomme Richard may have been intentionally set, and a Navy sailor has been identified as a possible suspect, two Defense officials confirmed Wednesday. The new details in the investigation of the July fire were reported earlier Wednesday by KGTV, an ABC affiliate in San Diego where the amphibious assault ship is based. Two Defense officials confirmed to NBC News that investigators now suspect arson. But the investigation is ongoing, and a determination has not been made as to whether the sailor is an actual suspect in the...
  • Series of earthquakes, including one measuring 5.1, jolt Baja California; shaking felt in San Diego

    08/17/2020 11:50:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/17/2020
    The first quake, measuring magnitude 4.4, struck at 8:09 a.m. and was centered about 34 miles east of San Vicente, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. About 20 minutes later, a magnitude 5.1 temblor struck 54 miles east of Maneadero, followed by earthquakes measuring 4.1 an 4.3, according to USGS.
  • Six prison guards are stabbed and left with broken bones after being attacked by a mob of inmates in the recreation yard at a San Diego jail

    08/17/2020 11:12:23 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2020 | SOPHIE TANNO
    Six prison guards have been stabbed and left with broken bones after being attacked by 20 inmates in a recreational yard. The guards and two of the inmates were hospitalized following the incident.
  • VP of Genetics Company Pleads Guilty to Paying Physicians Sham Clinical Research Fees as Part of $21 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    08/04/2020 4:22:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of California
    NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – August 4, 2020SAN DIEGO – Donald Joseph Matthews, the former Vice President of Market Development for Proove Biosciences. Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiring to pay physicians kickbacks to order genetic tests for Medicare beneficiaries in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.According to Matthews’ plea agreement, Proove paid doctors at least $3.5 million to induce them to order Proove’s DNA tests—which the company claimed could determine a patient’s risk of abusing certain prescription narcotics.  Proove billed approximately $45 million to the Medicare program for the tests, in violation of Medicare’s prohibition against kickbacks,...
  • Tensions Grow Between a San Diego Church and the Neighborhood Around It

    07/28/2020 5:43:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    San Diego Tribune via MSN ^ | 7/26/20 | Andrea Lopez-Villafańa
    It started as an issue with parking on a Logan Heights block. Now tensions between a largely Latino neighborhood and a long-standing, Latin-only Catholic Church have spilled over into social media conflicts, threats and calls for police intervention, evidence of a disconnect between a church and its neighbors. Logan Heights is a predominantly residential single-family home neighborhood where Latino residents make up more than half the population. It's bordered by the Barrio Logan community and Interstate-15. About 74 percent of households there earn less than $60,000 a year, according to the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG. St. Anne...
  • Woman Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Assaulting Customs and Border Protection Officer

    07/28/2020 4:26:05 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | July 28, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of California
    Assistant U. S. Attorney Michael A. Deshong (619) 546-9290NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – July 27, 2020SAN DIEGO – Barbara Ross was sentenced in federal court today to 18 months in prison for assaulting a Customs and Border Protection Officer at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on August 2, 2019.Ross, 39, was convicted by a federal jury following a two-day trial in January. According to evidence presented at trial, Ross attempted to enter the United States through a vehicle lane with her husband and two minor children in her car. When Customs and Border Protection Officer Robert Barragan attempted to...
  • Moment woman MACES a couple picnicking at a California dog park because 'they weren’t wearing face masks'

    07/26/2020 6:10:15 AM PDT · by dennisw · 133 replies
    Moment woman MACES a couple picnicking at a California dog park because 'they weren’t wearing face masks while eating lunch' An unidentified woman maced couple Ash O'Brien and Jarret Kelley reportedly because they were not wearing face masks while eating The couple were eating at Rhodes Dog Park in San Diego, California, when they woman allegedly confronted them O'Brien said the woman called them 'idiots' and flipped her off before deploying pepper spray at them O'Brien's husband took the bulk of the mace and received treatment at a hospital The couple filed a police complaint and want the woman to...
  • Firefighters Evacuated From Still Burning USS Bonhomme Richard After It Lists Towards Pier (Updated)

    07/16/2020 10:49:47 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 103 replies
    The Drive ^ | July 16, 2020 | Tyler Rogoway
    uly 15th came and went with little new official information regarding the ongoing fire fighting operations aboard USS Bonhomme Richard. Then, it was announced at around 11 pm local time this evening, that the Navy cleared the ship and the pier of all personnel due to a rapid shift in the vessel's stability. The tweet from Naval Surface Warfare stated the following: Out of an abundance of caution the pier and ship were cleared of personnel due to an initial shift in the ship’s list. Personnel are now pier side. We will continue to monitor as the ship settles. Bonhomme...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood?

    07/15/2020 11:42:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Holllywoodreporter ^ | 7-14-20 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    The Hollywood Reporter columnist calls out the hateful outbursts against Jews by Ice Cube, DeSean Jackson and others and explains how the muted response "perpetuates racism" and contributes to an overall "Apatholypse." Recent incidents of anti-Semitic tweets and posts from sports and entertainment celebrities are a very troubling omen for the future of the Black Lives Matter movement, but so too is the shocking lack of massive indignation. Given the New Woke-fulness in Hollywood and the sports world, we expected more passionate public outrage. What we got was a shrug of meh-rage. When reading the dark squishy entrails of popular...
  • At least 17 sailors and four civilians are injured after explosion and 'very serious' fire breaks out during routine maintenance aboard USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego

    07/12/2020 4:45:25 PM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2020 | Ariel Zilber & Marlene Lenthang
    At least 21 people including 17 sailors and four civilians were hospitalized with minor injuries on Sunday following a massive fire and explosion on board a Navy ship at Naval Base San Diego that sent billowing plumes of smoke and ash into the sky. 'Seventeen Sailors and four civilians are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital,' the US Navy told CNN in a statement. Fire and rescue crews are on the scene responding to the three-alarm fire on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (snip). About 200 sailors and officers were on board...
  • Fire continues to rage aboard Navy ship in San Diego

    07/13/2020 2:26:03 PM PDT · by NRx · 200 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07-13-2020 | Staff
    More than 400 sailors are working to put out the massive fire that continues to rage aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego and Navy officials are unclear how long the blaze might continue to burn. The fire has brought down the amphibious assault ship's forward mast and caused other damage to the ship's superstructure that rises above its flight deck. "There is a tremendous amount of heat underneath and that's where it's -- it's flashing up -- also forward, closer to the bow again there's a heat source and we're trying to get to that as well," Rear...