North County rail service to staging work to Close down

REGION — Rail support along the North County shore is going to be shut down to the second weekend starting tonight, even though a trolley improvement project is place Monday, to get started, according to the San Diego Association of North County Transit District and Governments. On the rail job, functions crews will use the […]

Brewer nabs prestigious prize

CARLSBAD — The Great American Beer Festival is the Super Bowl for brewers. A brewer’s creation solidifies, while adding prestige into the boil. Winning two awards, meanwhile, sets above others in the landscape of American brewing. Mike Aubuchon head brewer at Pizza Port in Carlsbad Village, recently claimed his second trophy, a silver, at the […]

Officials blame target shooting for wildfire east of Escondido

2009 File photo by Richard Masoner RANCHITA — The footprint of a wildfire that blackened over the weekend about 25 open acres in San Diego County was 70 percent now contained, police reported. Target shooters accidentally sparked the blaze near Wilson and Montezuma Valley streets in Ranchita, a metropolitan neighborhood 29 miles east of Escondido, […]

After struggling with deputies in San Marcos man dies

SAN MARCOS — Detectives now were investigating the death of a man who fought at San Marcos with deputies in a Hobby Lobby. Sheriff’s deputies responded at 3:45 p.m. Saturday in a Hobby Lobby in 553 Grand Ave. following a caller said a white adult male at the store was shocking, disoriented and was possibly […]

California officials ratchet up Reaction to hepatitis A outbreak

REGION — Municipal, state and national officials announced various measures on Oct. 13 to attempt to corral a fatal epidemic of hepatitis A in San Diego and other areas. City of San Diego officials announced a plan to allow firefighters and paramedics to administer vaccinations. Using state emergency regulations that are new, the city will […]

Weeklong events lead up to Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar

DEL MAR — The Breeders’ Cup will feature two days of horse racing, however North County is celebrating with a variety of happenings ahead of the 34th annual event makes its debut at the Del Mar Racetrack. Designed to showcase the best of San Diego’s local culture, the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival kicks off Oct. […]

Taste of Wine: Top 10 wines tasted at this year’s third quarter

For the past week and a half my wine engine was around idle while I re-charged on slopes and the beaches of Kauai, where all you’ll find to beverage is Kauai coffee, a few craft beers and a Mai Tai. But to here in the last complete week of September, the wine’s been flowing and […]

Fourth Vista ambulance to Maintain Support

VISTA — Vistans can expect their reinstated ambulance to roll out on Sept. 24. Fire Chief Jeff Hahn provided City Council with a progress report about the recovery of a fourth ambulance during an Aug. 21 meeting. City Council unanimously approved the reinstatement of a fourth Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance on May 9. The […]

Sheriff’s Department delivers midyear update; crime rate down

VISTA — Capt. Charles Cinnamo of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for Its Vista Station presented City Council That a midyear update during its Aug. 21 meeting. Cinnamo made clear that the amounts were unofficial and were being utilized for operational purposes. Cinnamo said that SANDAG has not yet reported its own 2017 law enforcement […]