Tag Archives: San Diego

Mastermind In Navy Bribery Scandal Goes On The Lam

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: The military contractor known as “Fat Leonard,” the mastermind behind the worst public corruption scandal in U.S. Navy history who was three weeks away from being sentenced in the case, is on the run. Leonard Glenn Francis, who has been under house arrest, cut off his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet and absconded from his San …

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US Sailor Stopped With “Bomb-Making Materials”

San Diego’s NBC News affiliate reports: A sailor was stopped by Navy security at the main gate of NAS North Island in Coronado Tuesday morning with bomb-making materials in his pickup truck, a base spokesperson confirmed. Navy Security Forces stopped the sailor at the request of Naval Criminal Investigative Service, according to base spokesperson Kevin Dixon. The bomb-making materials were …

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Anti-Vaxxer Sings About Horse Paste To County Officials

San Diego’s Fox News affiliate reports: Donning a red and white Santa cap, the woman, who identified herself as “Bridgette,” stepped to the mic during Tuesday’s public comments portion of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting. Her “All I Want For Christmas Is You” variation has a little bit of everything. It namechecks the antiparasitic drug Ivermectin and …

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Armored Truck Scatters Cash On CA Freeway [VIDEO]

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Money — a lot of it — fell from an armored truck and littered the freeway in Carlsbad on Friday morning, and drivers pulled over and started scooping it up. Cash covered the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Cannon Road starting just before 9:15 a.m. CHP Sgt. Curtis Martin said the truck had been …

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Anti-Vax Man Lobs Racist Slur At San Diego Official, Wishes For Supervisors To Be Killed Or Kill Themselves

The Times Of San Diego reports: The county Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to keep a vaccine mandate for new employees in place, following a lengthy and occasionally explicative-laced public hearing. In August, the county adopted a policy requiring existing employees to either be fully vaccinated or take weekly COVID-19 tests. The mandate for vaccines applies to new county …

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Anti-Vax Extremists Rage At San Diego County Board: “We’re Coming For Every Fucking One Of You” [VIDEO]

San Diego’s Fox News affiliate reports: At least 120 people addressed the San Diego County Board of Supervisors during a contentious 4 1/2-hour public hearing Tuesday on the county’s efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. One man, who said he was part of the crew for the discredited film “Plandemic” said he was filming the board members for a sequel. …

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California Bar Manager Beaten Over Masks [VIDEO]

San Diego’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Pacific Beach bar manager was violently attacked Labor Day weekend after asking patrons to wear their facemasks and it was all caught on video. That employee tells NBC 7 he doesn’t want this to happen to anyone else and fears it could if the man who attacked him isn’t held responsible. “Watching the …

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LA And San Diego Schools To Be Online Only In Fall

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles campuses will not reopen for classes on Aug. 18, and the nation’s second-largest school system will continue with online learning until further notice, because of the worsening coronavirus surge, Supt. Austin Beutner announced Monday. The difficult decision became unavoidable in recent weeks, Beutner said, as coronavirus cases have skyrocketed in Los Angeles County, …

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CA Man Shops In KKK Hood After Local Mask Order

Newsweek reports: Officials have condemned a man in California who was pictured wearing a makeshift Ku Klux Klan hood while shopping at a supermarket. Pictures of the man wearing a white hood similar to one worn by the hate group at a Vons store in Santee, San Diego emerged on social media over the weekend. The incident occurred one day …

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San Diego Newspaper Endorses Pete Buttigieg

From the editorial board of the San Diego Union Tribune: Buttigieg is best suited to beat Trump because of his centrist policies, his military experience, his (admittedly small-scale) executive experience and the enthusiasm he’s inspired, with better fundraising and national polling, bigger campaign crowds and more news coverage than Klobuchar.  He has shown he can manage a national campaign successfully. …

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Family Of San Diego Shooter Condemns “Evil” Son

Statement from the family of the San Diego shooter: We are shocked and deeply saddened by the terrible attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue. But our sadness pales in comparison to the grief and anguish our son has caused for so many innocent people. He has killed and injured the faithful who were gathered in a sacred place on …

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Trump Expresses Sympathy For San Diego Victims, Calls It “Hate Crime,” Suspect Is 19 Year-Old Male

NBC News reports: Four people were shot, one fatally, when a suspect with an “AR-type assault weapon” opened fire at a San Diego County synagogue, according to local authorities. Four patients were taken to Palomar Health Medical Center Hospital around 12:30 p.m., spokesman Derryl Acosta said. One victim, an older woman, later died, and a young woman and two older …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At San Diego Synagogue

ABC News reports: San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies are responding to a shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California, Saturday afternoon. The incident was reported at the Congregation Chabad loated at 16934 Chabad Way, the San Diego County Sheriff Office Twitter account reported. A man has been detained for questioning in connection to the shooting, the San Diego County Sheriff’s …

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San Diego: Woman With Baby And Gun Rushes Church Stage, Rants About Rapture, Tackled By Congregants

San Diego’s Fox affiliate reports: Parishioners and police tackled a woman who entered a Clairemont church service carrying a baby and a handgun on Easter Sunday. Police first received calls about an armed woman at a church service hosted at Mt. Everest Academy, near the intersection of Balboa and Genessee avenues, around noon. Witnesses said the woman came up on …

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US Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas On Migrants [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico have been enveloped with tear gas after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. U.S. agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter on the scene. Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem. U.S. Border Patrol helicopters flew low overhead, while U.S. …

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Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Wins Reelection

The Huffington Post reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Tuesday edged out Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar in the race for his California House seat despite charges against Hunter involving the misuse of campaign funds. The race in the Golden State’s 50th Congressional District — traditionally a Republican stronghold — was put into play after Hunter and his wife being were …

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“Freedom Fighters” Head Guilty Of Gun Trafficking

Courthouse News reports: The former CEO of the Freedom Fighters Foundation pleaded guilty Monday to felony gun trafficking and forfeited 16 guns he’d acquired illegally. Chad Clay Kipper, 34, of Carlsbad and/or San Diego, faces up to five years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and will be prohibited from ever legally owning a gun, the U.S. …

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San Diego Paper Endorses Dem, Not Indicted GOP Rep

From the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune: We endorse Campa-Najjar for Congress. He is far superior to the troubled incumbent. This fact is underlined by the despicable ad that Hunter has begun to air in recent days suggesting that his “Palestinian Mexican millennial” opponent was linked to terrorist groups and was “working to infiltrate Congress.” It’s well-known that …

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SAN DIEGO: Protesters Heckle GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter After He Wins Bid To Delay Trial Until After Midterms

Courthouse News reports: U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, the San Diego-area congressman facing charges of misusing campaign money, won his bid Monday to postpone his trial until after the midterm elections in November. Federal authorities indicted Hunter on 60 charges in August, involving the suspected use of $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Margaret Hunter, his wife and campaign manager, …

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SAN DIEGO: LGBT Seniors Housing Opens [VIDEO]

San Diego’s KUSI-TV reports: Assemblyman Todd Gloria, Councilman Chris Ward and others Friday celebrated the opening of North Park Seniors, which is being called San Diego’s first LGBT-affirming senior housing community.  Studies suggest the need for LGBT-friendly housing continues to outpace demand amid rental discrimination cases. The building will have 76 affordable apartments for qualified people 55 and older; seniors …

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