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  • Police charity raffling semiautomatic rifle, pistol

    08/20/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 20, 2014 | Teri Sforza
    Perhaps the most important thing to know is this: It’s perfectly legal for a police charity to raffle off a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. Whether it’s entirely appropriate, however, may be another story. Several deputy sheriffs’ associations – including those in Orange County and San Diego – sold tickets for the rifle raffle on behalf of another organization (one ticket for $5, five tickets for $20). The grand prize: An AR-15 rifle which, in some incarnations in years past, fell under the federal assault weapons ban, and was on the failed 2013 Assault Weapons Ban’s no-no list.
  • Defense Secretary: 'The World is Exploding All Over'

    08/13/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    Fresh off a trip to India and Australia, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addressed a group of Marines in San Diego, California Tuesday, and may have delivered a line that will show up in Republican campaign ads this election cycle. After updating the troops on some issues in the Pacific region and the Middle East, Hagel took questions from some of the Marines and gave a stark assessment of the global security situation: "The world is exploding all over." The remark came in response to a question about the Obama administration's realignment of the military towards the Asia-Pacific theater:
  • The Feline Uprising Is Upon Us

    08/15/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jessica Roy
    The feline uprising is upon us, and to be fair, it's about damn time. Our cat companions have suffered for too long at the hands of the internet, as we rush to monetize their every move. Have you ever stopped and considered the fact that maybe they don't want to be internet famous? While we continue to ignore their right to privacy, cats across the nation are rising up against their owners to say: We're mad as hell, and we're not gonna take it anymore, and also, meow, please give us more dry food. Earlier this year, a 20-pound cat...
  • San Diego Iraqi Christians alert public of Christian holocaust in Middle East

    08/10/2014 3:24:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-10-14 | James Lambert
    San Diego is home to the second largest Iraqi Christian community in America. Late last July over 1,000 people from this community gathered near the El Cajon Civic Center to express their alarm regarding the recent persecution of Iraqi Christians in Iraq. In portion of Iraq that has historically had a comparatively large Christian presence, the ISIS invasion of Iraq has radically changed these demographics. ISIS is an Islamic, jihadist terrorist group. Their ultimate goal is to establish a caliphate (Islamic state) in the Middle East. They follow a hard line extremist philosophy that is totally intolerant of any western...
  • Pot smokers sue San Diego, say long drives to dispensaries pollute air

    08/09/2014 12:37:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/8/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Medical marijuana smokers in San Diego say the city has forced their pot shops to locate in remote areas and that means the drives to and from will increase air pollution — and ultimately, harm their lungs. The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients has filed a lawsuit, saying the city is violating the California Environmental Quality Act, United Press International reported. The suit names as defendants the Coastal Commission and the city of San Diego and claims the zoning laws put in place for marijuana dispensaries means patients have to actually get in their cars to drive to the remote...
  • Dartmouth, I am one of your students, I am being stalked, please let me carry a gun

    08/06/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    ver the last four years, I have lived with the constant threat from a stalker – a stalker who is now in jail for the third time for violating a restraining order. Every day I live with these questions: What if today is the day that my stalker posts bail? What if today is the day that he discovers my parents’ new address? What if I go to a lecture on campus and he shows up there? I feel that I have no control over my life. My family was forced to move. I have had stay indoors, keep drapes...
  • Ivy Leaguer plagued by stalker may drop out over school’s anti-gun policy

    08/06/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 20-year-old Dartmouth student says she may have to give up her Ivy League dream and drop out of school because the prestigious college won't allow her to carry a gun—to protect herself against a predator. Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won’t let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego. “It’s absolutely unfair,” Woolrich said about her attempts to have the school make an exception to its weapons ban. “It’s one of...
  • Meet the Tiny Company Behind the Experimental Antibodies for Ebola

    08/05/2014 8:24:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    WPRO 630 ^ | 08/05/2014
    (SAN DIEGO) -- The companies manufacturing an experimental drug treating two American Ebola patients aren't among the largest multinational pharmaceuticals in the world. In fact, leading the effort is a small nine-employee firm in San Diego. Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., founded in 2003, says on its website that it develops, "novel pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, focusing on unmet needs in global health and biodefense." Mapp's commercialization arm is LeafBio Inc., which has no employees and just two owners, Mapp President Larry Zeitlin tells ABC News. Mapp, along with LeafBio and Defyrus Inc. in Toronto, Canada, collaborated...
  • Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm

    08/04/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/4/14 | Monte Morin
    An experimental serum given to Christian aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus was manufactured by a San Diego pharmaceutical firm using plants, the company and U.S. health authorities disclosed Monday. As Dr. Kent Brantly fights for his life in a special containment unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, and missionary Nancy Writebol prepares to be evacuated from Liberia on Tuesday, details began to emerge about a mysterious treatment they were given shortly after they became infected. The drug, which was produced by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., is called ZMapp and has not been evaluated for safety in humans,...
  • Police investigating Comic-Con cosplay assault, photographer arrested

    07/31/2014 12:00:43 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Polygon.com ^ | Jul 30, 2014 at 3:50pm | Brian Crecente
    A 29-year-old cosplay photographer was arrested Sunday morning at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina hotel in connection with the discovery of a bloodied and unconscious 17-year-old cosplayer in town for San Diego Comic-Con. Justin Kalior was arrested early Sunday morning, July 27, in the hotel at 333 West Harbor Drive, police told Polygon. He was booked into San Diego County Jail later that day on charges of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a police press release. Kalior was not charged with assault and police have not clarified if...
  • Black Rhino Born at San Diego Zoo

    07/19/2014 10:49:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 | Laura McVicker
    A 6-day black rhino was already seen trotting around the exhibit on Friday morning -- in adorable fashion. The baby rhino alternated between staying close to his mother and running and exploring the exhibit. Mom Lembe showed her protection of the calf by keeping her tail pointed up, a cue that lets her baby know she’s on high alert and watching him. The male calf, born on July 12, was a significant birth for the San Diego Zoo, as black rhinos are critically endangered species and only 5,000 are left in the wild because of poaching. A news release Friday...
  • San Diego Wildfires and Climate Alarmism (Fact-checking stories no longer a basic requirement)

    07/18/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 07/18/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    Weeks after an apparent case of politically motivated Internet censorship at a Connecticut high school, officials are still blaming the incident on technical malfunctions — even though evidence suggests human culpability. On May 27, shortly before his graduation, Andrew Lampart, an 18-year-old senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Conn., set out to research gun control on a school computer in order to fulfill an assignment for a basic law course. He found that the website for the National Rifle Association was blocked, while websites supporting gun control remained accessible. Over the next five days, Lampart spent more time on...
  • Mexican judge orders Marine sergeant to remain in custody on gun charges

    07/09/2014 9:02:29 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    A Mexican federal judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up March 31 for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck. The 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan was finally able to tell his story to a judge, after his case had been delayed by both Mexico's unpredictable legal system and his own trouble settling on a lawyer. It was not immediately clear what Tahmooressi said at the evidentiary hearing, which was closed to the public.
  • Plane Carrying More Immigrants Lands in San Diego

    07/04/2014 8:19:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | July 4, 2014
    A chartered airplane carrying another round of undocumented immigrant women and children landed in San Diego on the 4th of July. The plane arrived just before 7 p.m. The undocumented families and children from Central American were flown from Texas to San Diego for processing as part of a federal government plant to address the nation’s border crisis.
  • Protesters Turn Back Busloads of Illegal Immigrants, As Border Stations Overwhelmed

    07/02/2014 11:02:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2014 | William La Jeunesse
    America's border crisis reached Main Street, as flag-waving protesters in a San Diego suburb turned back three busloads of illegal immigrants after the town's mayor warned Tuesday that federal officials were using the community as a safety valve for facilities swamped by a tide of Central American refugees. Fears of disease, crime and already-strained government services prompted Murrieta, Calif., Mayor Alan Long to rally residents against plans by the Department of Homeland Security to bus the children and families to a processing center in the city of 106,000 residents. Confronted by the protests, the buses were rerouted to San Diego.
  • Shriners File $20M Suit Against BLM for Chariot Fire Losses

    06/14/2014 2:04:58 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    NBC SanDiego ^ | June 13th, 2014 8:46pm | Andie Adams
    A San Diego County Shriner group is seeking $20 million from the federal government, claiming it is responsible for the destructive brush fire that burned their Mount Laguna camp last July. The Al Bahr Shriners filed a complaint against the Bureau of Land Management Friday to recoup losses caused by the Chariot Fire. That blaze scorched 7,055 acres and destroyed or damaged 150 structures at the Al Bahr Shrine Camp, which included an 87-year-old lodge, two dormitories, five rental cabins and a dining hall, the complaint says. Last month, Cal Fire announced investigators had determined the cause of the Chariot...
  • Poll: Should San Diego match Seattle's $15 per hour minimum wage?

    06/03/2014 9:51:28 PM PDT · by South40 · 29 replies
    Should San Diego match Seattle's $15 per hour minimum wage? Poll here
  • 2 San Diegans Diagnosed With Infections After Getting Tattoos

    06/03/2014 5:44:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monica Garske | Monica Garske
    These cases, caused by nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM), are the first of this kind reported in San Diego Two San Diego residents who recently got tattoos were diagnosed with infections caused by a family of bacteria called nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) – the first cases of this kind detected in San Diego, according to county health officials. The County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) said both San Diegans required medical care due to their infections. NTM has been found IN contaminated tattoo ink and in the water used to dilute ink to create gray areas of a tattoo. Contamination can also...
  • 20,000 Homes Ordered Evacuated in San Diego-area Wildfire

    05/13/2014 5:13:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    A wildfire roaring through Southern California has forced evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes, but so far none have burned. San Diego's Emergency Operations Center says most of the homes are in the city and northern San Diego County.
  • OUTRAGE: U.S. Marine Being Held in Brutal Mexican Prison – For Making a ‘Wrong Turn’ (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 74 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Afghanistan combat veteran Andrew Tahmooressi- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsSo our last report saw Mexican troops invading our borders -- even drawing weapons on our agents on U.S. soil -- and facing absolutely no consequences by the Obama Adminstration. But let one American make a wrong turn into Mexico -- and there will be hell to pay. That's exactly what happened to a U.S. Marine veteran last month, after he accidentally drove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck. And he has been rotting in a brutal Mexican jail in Tijuana ever since.California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter...
  • Rat Crime: Boys Hurt by Razor Blades Planted in Park (San Diego)

    05/01/2014 7:32:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | May 1, 2014 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Boys hurt by razor blades planted in park SAN DIEGO – More than a dozen razors were discovered planted in the grass at a children’s playground near Mission Bay after two brothers slashed their feet Wednesday, police said. San Diego police received a call from a parent around 7 p.m. stating that her sons, ages 7 and 15, were cut by razors at Bonita Cove in Mission Bay Drive. One boy suffered minor injures that required stitches. “Paramedics were able to pull the razor blade out [of the 7-year-old boy’s foot],” SDPD Lt. Paul Phillips said. Investigators using metal detectors...
  • Straight talk about gay Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio

    04/29/2014 5:30:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/14 | Dana Perino
    Let's pretend you're a screenwriter assigned to develop a character to run for Congress in California in 2014. You need a compelling story, so you make him an orphan at 13 – wait, even better his dad leaves the family two weeks before his mother died – and then social services splits up his brothers and sisters leaving him alone in the world. Despite those challenges he perseveres, putting himself through a top-tier college and then building and selling two multimillion-dollar companies. Thus financially secure, he decides to dedicate himself to public service and runs for City Council. n his...
  • 6 Cars Drive Over Spike Strip Left on Freeway (by California Highway Patrol) after Chase

    04/28/2014 7:38:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | April 28, 2014 | Fox 5 San Diego
    <p>DEER SPRINGS, Calif. — Six cars were disabled after running over a spike strip used to stop a stolen SUV during a high-speed chase early Monday, motorists said.</p> <p>The chase ended in on southbound Interstate 15 in the Deer Springs area after the California Highway Patrol deployed the spike strip to stop a stolen Toyota Highlander. After the SUV came to a stop, the four women inside refused orders to get out, so officers shot out the rear window with a bean-bag shotgun, the CHP said.</p>
  • UC San Diego Autism Research Described as "Game Changer"

    04/24/2014 4:23:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 | Liberty Zabala and R. Stickney
    Researchers say stem cells could lead them to the right drug to treat autismUC San Diego scientists say they've made a breakthrough in autism research. Researchers found using stem cells can help them find the right drug to treat the disorder. NBC 7's Liberty Zabala explains how the research could one day lead to a cure. Autistic stem cells are starting respond to experimental drugs in what San Diego researchers are calling a breakthrough in the disorder affecting one in 68 children. UC San Diego scientists took stem cells from children with autism and reprogrammed them into brain cells. “It...
  • Naval Base Security Alert Prompted by Sailor Playing with Air Soft Pistol

    04/24/2014 4:03:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 | R. Stickney
    A sailor playing with an air soft gun inside a Navy barracks prompted an alertA sailor playing with an air soft gun inside a Navy barracks prompted a security response and shelter-in-place order on Naval Base Point Loma, Navy officials confirmed to NBC 7 Thursday. Base Commanding Officer Scott Adams described the suspect as "a young, enlisted sailor" who lives on base. "He was actually firing shots of the air soft pistol out of the window toward a mirror in the parking lot," Adams said. A tenant of the base called security personnel and reported an armed person around 10...
  • Poll: Should the United States deport people for entering the country illegally?

    04/23/2014 1:42:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 67 replies
    Should the United States deport people for entering the country illegally? A stupid question, and one that should not have to be asked. But there it is. Poll Here
  • Department of Justice Defends War Memorial Cross After Appeals Court Decision

    Wow, hard to believe Eric Holder and Obama are coming to the defense of this cross at a San Diego war memorial! http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/department-justice-defends-war-memorial-cross-appeals-court-decision/
  • DOJ says cross on California war memorial should stay

    04/12/2014 1:46:05 PM PDT · by Kenny · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | AP
    <p>The Justice Department says a 29-foot war memorial cross on a San Diego mountain is not an unconstitutional promotion of Christianity and should remain on federal property.</p> <p>The Obama administration said an appeals court ruling declaring the cross on Mount Soledad a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state undermined an act of Congress and conflicted with recent Supreme Court decisions.</p>
  • San Diego Man Sues U.S. Government Over a Penny

    04/09/2014 7:34:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | April 9, 2014 | Christian De La Rosa
    <p>SAN DIEGO — A San Diego man and an antique shop owner in La Jolla have entered a legal battle with the U.S. government over a penny.</p> <p>When Randy Lawrence brought his rare penny to the La Jolla Coin Shop he was pleasantly surprised. The coin is one of a kind; a Denver minted, aluminum penny, estimated to be worth about $250,000.</p>
  • Laws and Politicians are made to be broken

    03/28/2014 8:50:28 PM PDT · by Noremac · 14 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | March 28, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Photo Credit - (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Living in the Tarnished State is a gift that just keeps giving. A most amazing, but not terribly surprising event was reported in varying degrees of detail over the last 24 hours, about a California Democrat State Senator – a major gun-control advocate. The Los Angeles Times summarizes the headline: State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) and a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" were arrested Wednesday as part of a public corruption probe after a series of raids by federal and gang task force officials, the FBI confirmed. Yee,...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • Vatican Says Univ. of San Diego Drag Show Caused Scandal, New Show Planned Next Week

    04/03/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | April 3, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    The Vatican’s Congregation for Education has said that a drag show that occurred last year on the campus of the University of San Diego (USD) caused “scandal,” according to a letter revealed by the group Alumni for a Catholic USD.Nevertheless, the student organization PRIDE at USD will again be hosting a drag show next week called “Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar” on the campus of the Catholic institution, according to the group’s Facebook site.“Transgender & Transsexual? Gender expression & gender identity? Drag queen & drag king? What do these terms mean?,” the group asks. “At this Changemaker event,...
  • Pit bulls attack 3 before being shot [ San Diego ]

    04/02/2014 5:41:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | .April 1, 2014 | Pauline Repard
    Three rampaging pit bulls attacked three Bay Terraces residents and sent them scrambling for safety Tuesday morning before a San Diego police officer shot the dogs. ... A 78-year-old retired Navy chief was bitten first, when he went outside to get his newspaper. The animals then charged a woman and bit her ankle before she could scale a neighbor’s 4-foot fence. Then the dogs turned on 19-year-old Michael Ward, who stepped out of his Petal Drive house to find out why a woman was yelling. “She was trying to get away from three large pit bulls,” Ward said. “Then they...
  • Deputy on Turning 100: "Best Day of My Life"

    03/10/2014 10:09:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Mar 10, 2014 | Andie Adams
    A retired deputy turned 100 MondayOne hundred years old, and it’s the best day of his life. Retired San Diego Sheriff’s Capt. Leland McPhie turned 100 years old Monday, and his old department did not miss the chance to celebrate the remarkable birthday at the Sheriff’s Museum. In honor of the centenarian, officials declared March 10 to be “Leland McPhie Day” in San Diego County. Among many gifts presented to him, McPhie was awarded a retired badge from the sheriff’s department with a special number on it: 100. The captain started with the department in 1940, working in the old...
  • As I Lay Dying Singer Admits Hiring Someone To Murder Wife

    02/25/2014 8:01:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | February 25, 2014 4:44 PM
    The lead singer of a Grammy-nominated Christian metal band pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. Timothy Lambesis, 32, remains free on $2 million bond until he is sentenced May 2 on one count of solicitation of murder in Vista Superior Court, north of San Diego. He could get nine years in prison. Lambesis, of the band As I Lay Dying, was recorded telling an undercover agent that he wanted his wife killed, according to prosecutors. The investigation began last April after Lambesis allegedly told a personal trainer at his gym that he wanted...
  • CTA: City Threatens Tactical Store with Jail Time for AR-15 Sign [video only]

    02/23/2014 4:14:42 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2-23-2014 | nutnfancy
    "Take down the sign or go to jail. We do not approve of guns...or you." This is the unmistakable messages sent by progressives when they take over a city and freedom pays the price. Ares Armor is a small tactical store operating one of their stores in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego. Nevermind that CEO Dimitri and his staff at Ares Armor are in complete compliance with all laws and ordinances. That does not matter. That's because guns are at the heart of this debate. The City Council has taken offense to their presence there and is...
  • Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Suspended ... by Sierra Club (Trouble In Leftist Paradise?)

    02/22/2014 5:18:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | February 21, 2014 | Deborah Sullivan Brennan
    Sierra Club San Diego Chapter suspended The Sierra Club’s national board voted Friday to suspend its San Diego chapter for four years, a step that leaders said was needed to curb “ongoing conflicts and divisions” among local activists. “We have one objective, having a healthy, effective, working Sierra Club chapter in San Diego,” Sierra Club President Dave Scott said after the vote, saying the board had received many complaints about strife within the chapter. The organization’s leaders have provided few details about the nature of that conflict, but San Diego members and former officials attributed it to the Sierra Club’s...
  • Boy (10-12 Years Old) Robs Ice Cream Truck at Gunpoint in San Diego

    02/22/2014 2:54:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 20, 2014 | Kristy Wolski
    <p>SAN DIEGO – An ice cream truck driver was robbed by a boy with a handgun in the Skyline area Thursday evening, police said.</p> <p>The robbery happened near the intersection of Black Oak Road and Meadowbrook Drive, according to San Diego Police Officer James Johnson.</p>
  • Border Agent Kills Man Who Threw Rock at Him

    02/19/2014 11:11:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    Newser ^ | 2/18/14 | Kate Seamons
    Agent was patrolling known smuggling trail near San Diego A US Border Patrol agent who claims he feared for his life after a rock hit his head reacted by shooting and killing the man who hurled the stone. It marks the ninth fatal shooting involving rock throwing since 2010. The unnamed agent was patrolling a smuggling trail east of San Diego early Tuesday when he came upon men suspected of crossing the border illegally; rocks were thrown at him, with one hitting his head. The San Diego Union-Tribune describes one of them as being as large as a basketball, and...
  • San Diego Republican Candidate Includes Same-Sex Partner in Campaign Advertisement

    02/18/2014 5:32:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/18/2014 | Morgan Lee
    A San Diego council member has become the first openly gay Republican to include his same-sex partner in a campaign advertisement. Carl DeMaio, who is currently attempting to win the Republican primary, and challenge Democrat Rep. Scott Peters, has featured footage of his partner, Johnathan Hale, and himself at a pride parade in 2012 in a campaign spot that was released on Thursday. GOP campaign officials and Elizabeth Wilner, who tracks campaign ads for the nonpartisan firm Kantar Media, told The Wall Street Journal that to their knowledge this was the first political advertisement from either party which included a...
  • San Diego is really, really bad news for Democrats

    02/13/2014 6:06:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    San Diego, the eight-largest city in America, elected a Republican as mayor by a 9% margin that surprised all the "experts," 54.5% to 45.5%. Republican city councilman Kevin Faulconer defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez in a city that has been trending both Democratic and Hispanic. There are two hard lessons for the Democrats here in the election. Lesson one, as noted by John Fund of NRO, "..the vaunted Obama election model - flood the zone with negative attack ads and excite the base of the Democratic party - flopped. Faulconer defeated fellow City Council member David Alvarez by nine points...
  • Obama Turnout Machine Crashes in San Diego — Loses Mayor’s Race by Nine Points

    02/12/2014 8:54:06 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 2/12/2014 | John Fund
    Kevin Faulconer recaptured the mayor’s office in San Diego for Republicans in a special election yesterday. The polls were skin-tight leading into yesterday’s election, and unions poured in millions to keep control in the nation’s eighth-largest city. But in the end the vaunted Obama election model — flood the zone with negative attack ads and excite the base of the Democratic party — flopped. Faulconer defeated fellow City Council member David Alvarez by nine points in a city that Barack Obama carried by 63 percent to 37 percent only 15 months ago.
  • Obama Turnout Machine Crashes in San Diego

    02/12/2014 7:39:05 AM PST · by managusta · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 12,2014 | John Fund
    Kevin Faulkoner recaptured the mayor’s office in San Diego for Republicans in a special election yesterday. The polls were skin-tight leading into yesterday’s election, and unions poured in millions to keep control in the nation’s eighth-largest city. Faulkoner defeated fellow City Council member David Alvarez by nine points in a city that Barack Obama carried by 63 percent to 37 percent only 15 months ago.
  • Faulconer wins mayor's race (San Diego Mayor)

    02/11/2014 11:57:19 PM PST · by South40 · 62 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/11/2014 | Craig Gustafson
    SAN DIEGO — Republican City Councilman Kevin Faulconer defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez in the San Diego mayor’s race Tuesday night. Faulconer had 55.2 percent compared to Alvarez’s 44.8 percent with 86 percent of the city's precincts counted. A jubilant Faulconer gave a speech to his supporters about 10:40 p.m. but stopped short of declaring victory. “We know that this city has gone through a lot in the last year, but we knew that as San Diegans that we were better than that and that we were going to come together when we had the opportunity to do that and...
  • San Diego No Longer ‘Meth Capital’ of U.S.

    02/05/2014 11:28:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 | Monica Garske
    Though San Diego is no longer considered the "math capital," the drug continues to be a huge problem in the region, health officials and county leaders said TuesdayThough the use of methamphetamine continues to pose a major problem in San Diego, county health officials and leaders say the city is no longer considered the “meth capital” of the United States, according to the latest statistics. “San Diego County may no longer be the meth capital, but meth continues to take its deadly toll. The statistics are very disturbing,” County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacobs said Tuesday...
  • Anti Christian Bigotry in California School District is Rebuked by Judge. (Catholic Caucus)

    05/10/2010 2:09:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/9/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    I have marveled over the years at the kind of fear and anger the Christian Faith generates in some sectors of our society. Even the suggestion that there might a a small nativity scene in a park, or Christmas tree near City Hall, or a display of the Ten Commandments often elicits a hew and cry and brings forth camera crews and elicits lawsuits. But the venom seems especially reserved  for symbols of the Christian faith in particular and to some extent the wider Judeo-Christian heritage. A reference from the Q’ran in school is seen by many of this same...
  • Feds Spend $224, 250 to Change How Kids Order Food(restaurant-based intervention)

    12/11/2013 6:43:10 PM PST · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending over $224,000 to study how to introduce healthy child menus in an effort to alter the “ordering behavior” of kids in restaurants. A research project awarded on Nov. 26 to San Diego State University will attempt a “restaurant-based intervention,” coupled with a marketing campaign aimed at children to fight obesity. The school has been given $224,250 for an “exploratory intervention” study that will specifically target Latino children, which the researchers say have the highest rates of obesity. The project will first observe children’s “menu ordering and consumption behaviors” in 12 restaurants, followed by...
  • Judge orders Mt. Soledad cross removed but allows appeals

    12/13/2013 7:03:36 AM PST · by Thidwick · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 12, 2013, 5:00 p.m. | By Tony Perry
    SAN DIEGO -- After two decades of legal and political wrangling, a federal judge Thursday ordered the cross atop Mt. Soledad removed within 90 days as a violation of the separation of church and state. But U.S. District Judge Larry Burns stayed the removal order so that those defending the cross have time to appeal. Built in 1954, the 43-foot cross is one of the most visible landmarks in San Diego. Starting in the early 1990s, plaques honoring military veterans have been placed on walls surrounding the base of the cross.
  • Ex-San Diego (RAT) Mayor Bob Filner To Be Sentenced For Harassment

    12/09/2013 2:24:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/08/13
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner has almost vanished from public view since a defiant resignation speech as San Diego mayor amid widespread allegations that he sexually harassed women. He returns to the spotlight at least once more. The former 10-term congressman will be sentenced Monday for one felony and two misdemeanors for placing a woman in a headlock, kissing another woman and grabbing the buttocks of a third. He pleaded guilty in October in an agreement with prosecutors, who will recommend that he get three months of home confinement and three years of probation.