Laura Dvorak 5:47 p.m., Dec. 6
Getting over the nudity
Yoni Baker manages to make a living (thanks to other jobs) sitting as a nude model for artists in San Diego.
Slashing at your employees at Christmastime — tsk, tsk.
Escondido taco-shop owner Juan Rivas got into an altercation with his employees a week before Christmas. Though he claimed not to have been an instigator, he did go to jail for slashing at employees with a utility knife/tool.
Firefighting is no less than an American tradition in Julian.
County government is poised to take over the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District. Whether that’s good or bad is an open question, even to those residents who are emotionally involved.
Two more victims and another gangster in jail.
Lisa Badgett was shot in the face while behind the wheel of her truck. She’d gone to Oceanside to pick up her boyfriend. The perpetrator was a neighbor who suspected his gas was being stolen by Robbie Robbins, the boyfriend, who did not survive the assault.
Big man, big problems
When 250-pound William Gruytch came to Jeff Burleson’s door to serve his wife papers, he knocked as though trying to beat the door down. Burleson didn’t know who he was (Gruytch didn’t identify himself), so he went for his shotgun, which he didn’t bother loading. He still got into a lot of trouble.
Blogger Maura Larkins goes to court against Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz, which represents the San Diego County Office of Education. They say she’s damaged their reputation.
Water in that there hill
The city is drilling a test well for water at 32nd and B streets in Golden Hill.
Wrist-slaps for Border Patrol agents who should have known better
Border Patrol agents Kallie Helwig and Gerald Torello were both accused of being involved in a sex act in public at the Del Mar Fairgrounds last year that resulted in a physical altercation between Helwig and an accuser. A jury found Torello not guilty; Helwig got probation.
The little black book wasn’t necessary to determine that Tyree Paschall was the killer of Cindy Conaway.
From helping your hound die happy to equine acupuncture, veterinarian Cynthia Redfield makes house calls for ailing animals.
Tuna clipper becomes troop transporter
YP-346 Goes to WarVincent Battaglia, machinist mate of Yard Patrol boat 346, never wore dog-tags in the engine room. No one did. Tropical heat made them so white hot they’d brand you. But on the ...
The edge of a minefield is no place to procrastinate.
A recounting of the WII experiences of YP-346, a San Diego tuna boat known as the the Prospect before it was conscripted into the South Pacific war effort.
Will Barton was walking home late one night in October 2012 when Philip Martin Hernandez, on a crime rampage with his young wife (Cindy Altamirano Garcia), shot him a few times and left him for dead. As he struggles to heal, health insurance companies create barriers.