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Six women inducted into San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame

Six women were inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame yesterday. The induction ceremony took place at the Jacobs Center in Lincoln Park. The Women’s Hall of Fame has been around for 17 years, and the annual ceremony honors women who have done exemplary work throughout the local community. The six women honored this year were Dede Alpert,…

Protest planned against SDPD drug arrest reward program

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a planned program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests. The program was never implemented, according to the police chief. But an email was sent out detailing how it would work and that has raised questions with some people in the community. A protest…

Toni Atkins to become first female and first LGBT California Senate leader

Senator Toni Atkins with Governor Jerry Brown. Photo courtesy of Senator Atkins’ website. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job. A former Assembly speaker, Atkins is taking over the post of Senate president pro tem from fellow Democrat…

Man injured in Sherman Heights stabbing

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 63-year-old man remained hospitalized today following a stabbing in Sherman Heights. The injury was inflicted at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of Imperial Avenue. The victim was arguing with a 19-year-old man, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department. During the argument, the latter is suspected of stabbing…

Man’s legs smashed by alleged drunken teen driver

RANCHO BERNARDO (KUSI) – A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said today. At about 9 p.m. Saturday, a 54-year-old man stopped his BMW in the 14900 block of Camino Del Norte in Rancho Bernardo, to check the tow strap to the Nissan Sentra that…

Car chase and collision leave two dead, two injured in Valley Center

Valley Center Rd at Hwy 76 is closed for fatal traffic collision. Deputies are on scene and CHP is responding. Expect lengthy road closures. pic.twitter.com/npEvfYxQkF — ValleyCtrSubstation (@SDSOValleyCtr) March 18, 2018 Two people are dead and two are injured after a police chase in Valley Center at about 1 a.m. this morning, according to a news release. Police located a…

Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting at Valley View Casino

ESCONDIDO (KUSI) — A man was shot and killed by police at an officer-involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff’s lieutenant said Sunday. No officers, deputies or bystanders were injured in the shooting and a handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting, said Lt. Rich Williams of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Escondido police officers responded a little…

‘Punching game’ leaves one man dead at Gaslamp bar

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a “punching game” inside of a bar this morning in the Gaslamp neighborhood of San Diego. Authorities received a 911 call at 12:58 a.m. regarding a man down as the result of an assault inside Jolt’n Joe’s at 379 Fourth Avenue, according to the San Diego…

Cleanup of Pacific Beach hoarder house ordered by court

The City Attorney’s Office has obtained a court order to begin the clean-up and rehabilitation of a house in the Pacific Beach/Mount Soledad area that “has plagued neighbors with foul odors, trash, and rodents.” In a press release, officials said problems with the property began after the homeowner died in 2012, and one of her sons and various acquaintances moved…

Three-alarm fire breaks out in Mira Mesa

Firefighters put out a three-alarm fire at the 8900 block of Carroll Way in Mira Mesa this morning. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department first received a report of a fire at 7:47 a.m. It became a second alarm fire at 8:06 a.m., and a third alarm at 8:15 a.m. By 9 a.m., the fire had been put out.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher on local opposition to border wall

As President Trump’s arrival to San Diego approaches, local Democrats are expressing their opposition to the border wall. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher stopped by Good Morning San Diego to share what the visit means to her community. “The president is coming to my district, which is the border district,” Gonzalez Fletcher said. “He’s coming to look at a wall, but…

11th annual Dia De La Mujer exhibit celebrates women artists

Inspired by the theme of #MyVoice or #MiVoz, women artists are showcasing their work at the FRONT art gallery in San Ysidro. The exhibit is their 11th annual Dia de la Mujer exhibit, and it’s designed to celebrate and embrace various perspectives of women. The pieces of art include traditional and contemporary visual media, including projections, video, installations and live…