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    T.J. Leaf drafted 18th by Indiana Pacers


    Watching your son get picked 18th overall in the NBA Draft after just a year of college is a special moment for a father. Watching him get picked by your hometown team that also drafted you 35 years earlier, well … “Indiana, baby, woooooo,” an...

    Watching your son get picked 18th overall in the NBA Draft after just a year of college is a special moment for a father.

    Watching him get picked by your hometown team that also drafted you 35 years earlier, well …

    “Indiana, baby, woooooo,” an ecstatic Brad Leaf said Thursday night, moments after...

    Church hosts free outdoor concert


    A free outdoor concert — "Concert on the Green "— will be presented Sunday by the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. The event features world-class guitarist Peter Sprague and his seven-piece band along with a special presentation by popular...

    A free outdoor concert — "Concert on the Green "— will be presented Sunday by the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

    The event features world-class guitarist Peter Sprague and his seven-piece band along with a special presentation by popular singer/songwriter Steven Ybarra.

    The Peter Sprague group...

    Woman linked to cartel kingpin 'El Chapo' arrested at San Diego border, charged in drug conspiracy


    A former Mexican legislator who has been linked to notorious cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán was charged Thursday in San Diego federal court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego said Lucero...

    A former Mexican legislator who has been linked to notorious cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán was charged Thursday in San Diego federal court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego said Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López was detained about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday...

    More glitches ground Marine Corps' F-35 jets


    The Marine Corps on Thursday grounded its F-35B Joint Strike Fighters in Arizona after discovering glitches in the jets’ computerized logistics system. The decision to temporarily suspend operations of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 at the Corps’...

    The Marine Corps on Thursday grounded its F-35B Joint Strike Fighters in Arizona after discovering glitches in the jets’ computerized logistics system.

    The decision to temporarily suspend operations of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 at the Corps’ air station in Yuma stemmed from problems with...

    Heads up: DUI checkpoint in Poway Friday night


    A DUI/driver's license checkpoint is scheduled for Friday night in Poway, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The checkpoint was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and end at 3 a.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. David Cheever....

    A DUI/driver's license checkpoint is scheduled for Friday night in Poway, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

    The checkpoint was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and end at 3 a.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. David Cheever.

    “The primary intent of this checkpoint is to educate...

    Dynamite, shotgun "blasts"add sparkle to stunts at fair


    Honest, they're "highly trained professionals" in the art of shotgun-shooting and stunt-doing, though they might not look like it, the mock marshal told the crowd that gathered for a Tumbleweed Crossing stunt show Thursday at the San Diego County Fair....

    Honest, they're "highly trained professionals" in the art of shotgun-shooting and stunt-doing, though they might not look like it, the mock marshal told the crowd that gathered for a Tumbleweed Crossing stunt show Thursday at the San Diego County Fair.

    The marshal — show manager Jared Hollenbeck...

    Final tests shows no additional schools with lead in water


    The final round of tests in San Diego Unified School District found no schools other than ones that were previously detected had high levels of lead in drinking fountains and faucets, district officials said Thursday. The City of San Diego began testing...

    The final round of tests in San Diego Unified School District found no schools other than ones that were previously detected had high levels of lead in drinking fountains and faucets, district officials said Thursday.

    The City of San Diego began testing water at school sites in March, and drinking...

    Cities need strong leaders to compete across globe


    This is a time of profound disruption in the global economic system: The rules of global commerce are shifting rapidly, the pace of innovation and competition is generating winners and losers, and political volatility around the world is creating an...

    This is a time of profound disruption in the global economic system: The rules of global commerce are shifting rapidly, the pace of innovation and competition is generating winners and losers, and political volatility around the world is creating an uncertain environment for businesses large and...

    Danah Fayman, longtime San Diego arts champion, has died at 97


    Few people made as indelible a mark on San Diego’s arts and cultural scene for as long as Danah Fayman, who died June 18 at her San Diego home at the Meridian downtown. Fayman was 97 and had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in January. She had been in...

    Few people made as indelible a mark on San Diego’s arts and cultural scene for as long as Danah Fayman, who died June 18 at her San Diego home at the Meridian downtown.

    Fayman was 97 and had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in January. She had been in a wheelchair for the past five years, although...

    National City vows to offer city services regardless of immigration status


    National City has passed legislation declaring that residents can access city services regardless of immigration status. The resolution also prohibits city police from involving themselves in immigration enforcement and calls on President Donald Trump to...

    National City has passed legislation declaring that residents can access city services regardless of immigration status.

    The resolution also prohibits city police from involving themselves in immigration enforcement and calls on President Donald Trump to maintain protections put in place by his...

    UC San Diego is failing in equity and diversity


    The Union-Tribune’s interview with UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla earlier this month painted an almost idyllic situation at UCSD. According to the chancellor, UCSD is growing its student enrollment and exceeding its considerable fundraising...

    The Union-Tribune’s interview with UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla earlier this month painted an almost idyllic situation at UCSD. According to the chancellor, UCSD is growing its student enrollment and exceeding its considerable fundraising goals. However, trouble looms in paradise.

    I recently...

    County water agency may suffer multibillion-dollar legal blow


    A legal ruling that San Diego County water officials said would save customers here up to $7 billion has been overturned. A California appellate court on Wednesday partially reversed a 2015 trial court ruling that awarded the San Diego County Water...

    A legal ruling that San Diego County water officials said would save customers here up to $7 billion has been overturned.

    A California appellate court on Wednesday partially reversed a 2015 trial court ruling that awarded the San Diego County Water Authority $234 million in alleged overcharges,...

    Legal concerns won't end trash pick-up that solved Mission Beach fly problem


    A second weekly trash pick-up that’s helped keep flies from swarming Mission Beach will continue this summer despite legal concerns related to short-term vacation rentals. San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott issued a memo this month saying the...

    A second weekly trash pick-up that’s helped keep flies from swarming Mission Beach will continue this summer despite legal concerns related to short-term vacation rentals.

    San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott issued a memo this month saying the presence of so many vacation rentals in Mission Beach...

    Man wanted in Pauma Valley killing surrenders


    A 20-year-old suspect in a fatal shooting in Pauma Valley last week surrendered to deputies on Thursday, a sheriff’s lieutenant said. Omar Placencia is accused of killing Raymond Esparza, 31, on June 16 at Jilberto’s Taco Shop on state Route 76....

    A 20-year-old suspect in a fatal shooting in Pauma Valley last week surrendered to deputies on Thursday, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.

    Omar Placencia is accused of killing Raymond Esparza, 31, on June 16 at Jilberto’s Taco Shop on state Route 76.

    Deputies found Esparza in the restaurant’s parking...

    USS Fitzgerald: no sailor should die because of preventable human error


    The oceans are vast and there’s usually plenty of room for ships to pass safely, so it’s understandable that civilians often wonder why they can’t keep from colliding. Most of the time, of course, they do. Considering the volume of shipping under...

    The oceans are vast and there’s usually plenty of room for ships to pass safely, so it’s understandable that civilians often wonder why they can’t keep from colliding.

    Most of the time, of course, they do.

    Considering the volume of shipping under way at a given time, carrying most of the world’s...

    Border Patrol agent pleads guilty in drug smuggling case


    A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of smuggling backpacks he believed contained drugs across the border fence pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges. Noe Lopez pleaded guilty to attempted distribution of methamphetamine and attempted distribution of...

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of smuggling backpacks he believed contained drugs across the border fence pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges.

    Noe Lopez pleaded guilty to attempted distribution of methamphetamine and attempted distribution of cocaine. He faces a possible minimum sentence...

    Consumed by Trump hatred, Democratic Party consuming itself


    President Trump’s chaotic first five months in office have driven his popularity ratings down, leading some Democrats to see Americans as coming around to their way of thinking. But this is a delusion, because their party remains in a deep funk. The...

    President Trump’s chaotic first five months in office have driven his popularity ratings down, leading some Democrats to see Americans as coming around to their way of thinking. But this is a delusion, because their party remains in a deep funk. The same CBS News polling this week that showed Trump’s...

    Ramona man pleads guilty in head-on fatal


    A Ramona man pleaded guilty Wednesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Racheal Guarneros-Callahan, 21, who was killed in a head-on crash in 2016. Paul Alan Schenk, 51, faces up to six years in state prison, said Deputy...

    A Ramona man pleaded guilty Wednesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Racheal Guarneros-Callahan, 21, who was killed in a head-on crash in 2016.

    Paul Alan Schenk, 51, faces up to six years in state prison, said Deputy District Attorney Jessica Paugh. Schenk also...

    Taste of Adams Ave. spans a world of deliciousness


    Hungry for something to do this weekend? Here’s why the Taste of Adams Avenue should be on your menu plan. When it is: Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Why you should go: Like a scrumptious (not-annoying) visit to “It’s a Small World,” follow the global...

    Hungry for something to do this weekend? Here’s why the Taste of Adams Avenue should be on your menu plan.

    When it is: Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Why you should go: Like a scrumptious (not-annoying) visit to “It’s a Small World,” follow the global flavors along San Diego’s tastiest thoroughfare from...

    Record travel expected for Fourth of July weekend


    Expect record-breaking travel for the Fourth of July holiday, as millions of Californians take to the highways and sky for long weekend getaways, predicts the Automobile Club of Southern California. More than 5 million travelers will be getting away to...

    Expect record-breaking travel for the Fourth of July holiday, as millions of Californians take to the highways and sky for long weekend getaways, predicts the Automobile Club of Southern California.

    More than 5 million travelers will be getting away to destinations 50 miles or more from home between...

    Padres hire former Chargers exec Bill Johnston


    The decision Bill Johnston made, to stay in San Diego, to ensure his wife received the most tender, reliable care under the punishing stubbornness of Huntington’s Disease, to walk away from the only adult employer he’s had in his 59 years, seemed...

    The decision Bill Johnston made, to stay in San Diego, to ensure his wife received the most tender, reliable care under the punishing stubbornness of Huntington’s Disease, to walk away from the only adult employer he’s had in his 59 years, seemed simple.

    It wasn’t.

    Some might have found a new care...

    The most popular food delivery app in the U.S. is ...


    Domino’s Pizza owns the most popular food delivery mobile app in the nation by a healthy margin, but relative newcomer UberEats has quickly ascended the leader board to grab the No. 2 spot, according to a new report ranking the top 20 food delivery...

    Domino’s Pizza owns the most popular food delivery mobile app in the nation by a healthy margin, but relative newcomer UberEats has quickly ascended the leader board to grab the No. 2 spot, according to a new report ranking the top 20 food delivery apps.

    The top-20 list comes from Cheetah Lab,...

    Oceanside picnic kicks off free summer lunches


    With music, a bounce house and a barbecue lunch, Oceanside officials invited residents to enjoy a family meal at Balderrama Park on Thursday and learn about free lunches offered this summer. The park is one of a number of locations across the region...

    With music, a bounce house and a barbecue lunch, Oceanside officials invited residents to enjoy a family meal at Balderrama Park on Thursday and learn about free lunches offered this summer.

    The park is one of a number of locations across the region where kids can get a free lunch, and sometimes...

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    Calamity Corridor I am going to start calling the four-lane section of Highway 67 past Mt. Woodson "Calamity Corridor." The commonly held "wisdom" in Ramona is that at least one person is going to have to die there before the situation is addressed. I...

    Calamity Corridor

    I am going to start calling the four-lane section of Highway 67 past Mt. Woodson "Calamity Corridor." The commonly held "wisdom" in Ramona is that at least one person is going to have to die there before the situation is addressed. I don't drive that way very often, but I never...

    AFC West shocker: Chiefs and John Dorsey part ways


    Long a crimson pinata for the AFC West, the Kansas City Chiefs became too good for the San Diego Chargers and many other AFC teams soon after talent man John Dorsey alighted on City of the Plains and partnered with new coach Andy Reid. Now, four-plus...

    Long a crimson pinata for the AFC West, the Kansas City Chiefs became too good for the San Diego Chargers and many other AFC teams soon after talent man John Dorsey alighted on City of the Plains and partnered with new coach Andy Reid.

    Now, four-plus years later, the Chiefs are dealing with upheaval...