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    Pursuit suspect in stolen car arrested after crash


    A driver who tried to elude San Diego police lost control of a stolen car and crashed in National City Monday night, authorities said. He was arrested on suspicion of felony evading, police said. The pursuit began after a San Diego police officer in the...

    A driver who tried to elude San Diego police lost control of a stolen car and crashed in National City Monday night, authorities said.

    He was arrested on suspicion of felony evading, police said.

    The pursuit began after a San Diego police officer in the area of Paradise Valley Road and South Woodman...

    Fire burns three acres near Chula Vista high school


    A brush fire charred three acres near Olympian High School in Chula Vista before firefighters put out the flames Monday night, an official said. The blaze broke out about 7 p.m. just west of state Route 125, near the Magnolia Avenue campus, said Chula...

    A brush fire charred three acres near Olympian High School in Chula Vista before firefighters put out the flames Monday night, an official said.

    The blaze broke out about 7 p.m. just west of state Route 125, near the Magnolia Avenue campus, said Chula Vista Fire Department Battalion Chief Sean...

    Prep scoreboard: Nov. 20 results, playoff schedules


    FOOTBALL Friday’s scores Next week’s schedule Player stats FIELD HOCKEY Final San Diego Section Rankings 1. Serra (Division I) 26-0; 2. San Pasqual (I) 17-6; 3. Cathedral Catholic (I) 20-6-2; 4. Scripps Ranch (I) 14-7; 5. Rancho Buena Vista (I)...

    FOOTBALL

    Friday’s scores

    Next week’s schedule

    Player stats

    FIELD HOCKEY

    Final San Diego Section Rankings

    1. Serra (Division I) 26-0; 2. San Pasqual (I) 17-6; 3. Cathedral Catholic (I) 20-6-2; 4. Scripps Ranch (I) 14-7; 5. Rancho Buena Vista (I) 18-6-1; 6. Eastlake (II) 20-1; 7. Torrey Pines (I)...

    Coach finds oasis in the desert


    John Mitosinka is an alfalfa farmer who played one year of freshman football 41 years ago. He is also a manager for an agricultural company specializing in seeds and frequently traverses the Southwest from Yuma, Ariz., to Tulare in Central California —...

    John Mitosinka is an alfalfa farmer who played one year of freshman football 41 years ago. He is also a manager for an agricultural company specializing in seeds and frequently traverses the Southwest from Yuma, Ariz., to Tulare in Central California — sometimes even New Mexico, which he toured...

    Freshman scores 31 in impressive SDSU win


    Jay Spoonhour coaches the Eastern Illinois basketball team. He had never seen San Diego State freshman Matt Mitchell play in person, and Mitchell’s statistics from his first three college games were hardly impressive: 11 total points, 2 of 18 shooting,...

    Jay Spoonhour coaches the Eastern Illinois basketball team. He had never seen San Diego State freshman Matt Mitchell play in person, and Mitchell’s statistics from his first three college games were hardly impressive: 11 total points, 2 of 18 shooting, 0 of 10 from behind the 3-point arc.

    That...

    Woman whose car was ditched near Pine Valley located


    A San Diego woman whose car was found abandoned on a freeway shoulder east of Pine Valley almost two weeks ago was located Monday, police said. No details about her whereabouts were released. Benita Rivera, 54, was last seen in Logan Heights Nov. 7,...

    A San Diego woman whose car was found abandoned on a freeway shoulder east of Pine Valley almost two weeks ago was located Monday, police said.

    No details about her whereabouts were released.

    Benita Rivera, 54, was last seen in Logan Heights Nov. 7, police said. The next day, California Highway...

    Thankful for new addition this holiday


    Of all times to be visiting our daughter. Now, when there’s 14 inches of snow on the ground here at her home in Southwest Montana. Now, when the temperature is 12 degrees. (But with the “wind-chill factor,” it’s closer to 6.) Now, when it’s 77...

    Of all times to be visiting our daughter.

    Now, when there’s 14 inches of snow on the ground here at her home in Southwest Montana. Now, when the temperature is 12 degrees. (But with the “wind-chill factor,” it’s closer to 6.)

    Now, when it’s 77 degrees back home in San Diego. (But with the “wind-chill...

    Scouting report: New Mexico at Aztecs


    San Diego State concludes the regular season on Friday against New Mexico with an opportunity to reach double-digits in victories for a school-record third straight season. SDSU (9-2, 5-2 Mountain West) comes into the game with a three-game winning...

    San Diego State concludes the regular season on Friday against New Mexico with an opportunity to reach double-digits in victories for a school-record third straight season.

    SDSU (9-2, 5-2 Mountain West) comes into the game with a three-game winning streak. New Mexico (3-8, 1-6 MW) has lost six...

    Aztecs angered by snub of Rashaad Penny


    San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny was named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday morning, earning a weekly conference honor for the seventh time this season and a school-record ninth time in his career. But later in the day,...

    San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny was named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday morning, earning a weekly conference honor for the seventh time this season and a school-record ninth time in his career.

    But later in the day, Penny was snubbed by the Doak Walker Award,...

    Utility regulators used private lawyers to challenge criminal probe of agency


    California Public Utilities Commission lawyers repeatedly sought to quash court-approved search warrants after utility regulators last year promised they would cooperate with an Attorney General’s Office criminal investigation, newly released records...

    California Public Utilities Commission lawyers repeatedly sought to quash court-approved search warrants after utility regulators last year promised they would cooperate with an Attorney General’s Office criminal investigation, newly released records show.

    According to documents unsealed by a Los...

    Man arrested in blazes at Horton Plaza


    A suspected arsonist was arrested Monday after a spate of suspicious fires erupted outside Westfield Horton Plaza mall, destroying a food kiosk, damaging a roadside trash receptacle and scorching a discarded suitcase. The first of the three blazes broke...

    A suspected arsonist was arrested Monday after a spate of suspicious fires erupted outside Westfield Horton Plaza mall, destroying a food kiosk, damaging a roadside trash receptacle and scorching a discarded suitcase.

    The first of the three blazes broke out shortly before 5 a.m. and gutted a dessert-crepe...

    Chargers' Williams getting more action, catches


    It’s been nearly seven months since the Chargers took wide receiver Mike Williams with the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL Draft, and they’re finally beginning to see results. Williams played a season-high 41 snaps Sunday in the team’s 54-24 victory...

    It’s been nearly seven months since the Chargers took wide receiver Mike Williams with the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL Draft, and they’re finally beginning to see results.

    Williams played a season-high 41 snaps Sunday in the team’s 54-24 victory against the Buffalo Bills, catching five passes...

    At Diversionary Theatre, entertaining 'The Moors' makes a West Coast premiere


    The moors of 19th century literature are lonely and isolated, as enigmatic as the shifting fog that enshrouds them. Mystery and even danger inevitably await. They are also a “savage” place in Jen Silverman’s quasi-satiric play “The Moors,”...

    The moors of 19th century literature are lonely and isolated, as enigmatic as the shifting fog that enshrouds them. Mystery and even danger inevitably await. They are also a “savage” place in Jen Silverman’s quasi-satiric play “The Moors,” which in one brazen act deconstructs any romantic sensibility...

    Padres add Brad Wieck, Jose Castillo to 40-man roster


    The Padres added Brad Wieck and Jose Castillo to their 40-man roster Monday, protecting a pair of left-handed relievers from next month’s Rule 5 draft. Each team had until 5 p.m. Monday to shield longer-tenured minor leaguers from selection by another...

    The Padres added Brad Wieck and Jose Castillo to their 40-man roster Monday, protecting a pair of left-handed relievers from next month’s Rule 5 draft.

    Each team had until 5 p.m. Monday to shield longer-tenured minor leaguers from selection by another club. Wieck and Castillo, who both had their...

    Battery-free Bluebooth beacon start-up backed by Qualcomm Ventures


    An 11-month old start-up recently backed by Qualcomm Ventures is developing battery free Bluetooth beacons that aim to push wider adoption of the micro-location technology in everything from retail to product packaging. So in a few years when you buy...

    An 11-month old start-up recently backed by Qualcomm Ventures is developing battery free Bluetooth beacons that aim to push wider adoption of the micro-location technology in everything from retail to product packaging.

    So in a few years when you buy IKEA furniture, a website address might pop...

    Congresswoman accuses former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment


    A sitting member of Congress said former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner made unwelcome sexual advances when they served together in the House of Representatives, the latest accusation against the disgraced politician. Filner later stepped down as mayor in...

    A sitting member of Congress said former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner made unwelcome sexual advances when they served together in the House of Representatives, the latest accusation against the disgraced politician.

    Filner later stepped down as mayor in 2013 amid numerous allegations of sexual harassment...

    San Diego Chamber vice president testifies on NAFTA


    The North American Free Trade Agreement has increased San Diego’s competitiveness, with trade currently supporting an estimated 110,000 jobs in the region, the vice president for international business affairs of the San Diego Regional Chamber of...

    The North American Free Trade Agreement has increased San Diego’s competitiveness, with trade currently supporting an estimated 110,000 jobs in the region, the vice president for international business affairs of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, testified on Monday.

    Paola Avila, who...

    SDG&E and city-run alternative compete to provide 100 percent green power in San Diego


    The government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric, known as community choice aggregation, is getting some competition from the investor-owned utility. To reach its goal of using 100 percent green energy by 2035, the city of San Diego has been...

    The government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric, known as community choice aggregation, is getting some competition from the investor-owned utility.

    To reach its goal of using 100 percent green energy by 2035, the city of San Diego has been looking at establishing a community choice...

    Heavy cost of opioid crisis shows White House must do more


    In 2012, dozens of people testified at a U.S. Food and Administration hearing about how over-the-counter naxolone would saves lives and reverse opioid overdoses. In 2014, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called a spike in overdose deaths from...

    In 2012, dozens of people testified at a U.S. Food and Administration hearing about how over-the-counter naxolone would saves lives and reverse opioid overdoses. In 2014, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called a spike in overdose deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers an “urgent...

    La Jolla Playhouse's 'Summer' dances around disco phenomenon


    It’s entirely possible that no one ever died from disco, no matter how far they might’ve plunged off their platform shoes. But anyone feeling personally injured by the pounding beats and spectacularly tragic fashions of the sound that ate the ’70s...

    It’s entirely possible that no one ever died from disco, no matter how far they might’ve plunged off their platform shoes.

    But anyone feeling personally injured by the pounding beats and spectacularly tragic fashions of the sound that ate the ’70s could have reasonably placed the blame on Donna...

    'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical' poses intriguing musical conundrum


    “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” which opened Sunday at the La Jolla Playhouse and runs through Dec. 24, is neither the first nor the most recent disco jukebox musical. Those distinctions go to, respectively, “Got Tu Go Disco,” which opened on...

    “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” which opened Sunday at the La Jolla Playhouse and runs through Dec. 24, is neither the first nor the most recent disco jukebox musical.

    Those distinctions go to, respectively, “Got Tu Go Disco,” which opened on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre on June 25, 1979...

    San Diego Int'l Airport will dig up the runway every night for a year


    Under the cover of darkness — yes, it's true, but there's no cloak-and-dagger drama — San Diego's airport authority has been tearing up sections of the airport’s only runway every night since Nov. 1. This repaving project will last roughly a year...

    Under the cover of darkness — yes, it's true, but there's no cloak-and-dagger drama — San Diego's airport authority has been tearing up sections of the airport’s only runway every night since Nov. 1.

    This repaving project will last roughly a year and cost $22.8 million.

    One result is a “hard” closure...

    Bank robber hits Wells Fargo in Rancho Peñasquitos


    A masked man robbed a bank in Rancho Peñasquitos Monday afternoon, making off with an undetermined amount of money, police said. The robbery was reported shortly before 12:15 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank on Highlands Village Place near Camino del Sur....

    A masked man robbed a bank in Rancho Peñasquitos Monday afternoon, making off with an undetermined amount of money, police said.

    The robbery was reported shortly before 12:15 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank on Highlands Village Place near Camino del Sur.

    The thief did not display a gun or use a demand...

    Fire erupts at Navy dental clinic, four burned


    A fire erupted at Naval Medical Center San Diego on Monday morning, seriously injuring a patient and three staffers. Federal firefighters responded to the alarm at around 10:30 a.m. and confined the blaze to a single second floor room at the Dental...

    A fire erupted at Naval Medical Center San Diego on Monday morning, seriously injuring a patient and three staffers.

    Federal firefighters responded to the alarm at around 10:30 a.m. and confined the blaze to a single second floor room at the Dental Clinic in Building 1 of the sprawling Navy medical...

    Plaques removed from outside Chinese Historical Museum


    Two heavy metal plaques that were affixed to a pair of granite lion carvings outside the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum have been removed by the charity because they violated county rules against promoting elected officials. The offending markers...

    Two heavy metal plaques that were affixed to a pair of granite lion carvings outside the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum have been removed by the charity because they violated county rules against promoting elected officials.

    The offending markers were taken off the statues early this week,...