Joseph O'Brien 8 p.m., Oct. 18
Death next door
I moved from Normal Heights to La Mesa in 1999, mostly because I wanted a yard for my kids. But also because an old woman was attacked across the street from my house on East ...
"I've been lucky here. I don't talk to cops that much."
The City of El Cajon has begun installing street signs discouraging local motorists from giving money to panhandlers. Announced Monday (October 9), the "Real change, not spare change" campaign "encourages the public to contribute in ...
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"No friends, no music, no smoking — but you can have your dogs here."
A pet-friendly bill hit the governor's desk on September 21. The bill (AB 1137) would mandate that new multi-family housing developments allow tenants to have pets if those developments receive financing through state programs. Former ...
Must come back for whole fish and slow chicken
Cruising Main Street in El Cajon, I spotted a sign with both English and Arabic script reading Nahrain Fish And Chicken Grill. It's a small, sparsely decorated restaurant, and the first thing you're bound to ...
“The outbreak was completely predictable — it's why I left San Diego.”
“The plastic bag ban is the main reason for the hepatitis outbreak,” says the homeless man who writes the Homeless Survival Guide. “The hepatitis outbreak was completely predictable — it's why I left San Diego.” ...
Bleeding, cramping, and then another surgery to remove Essure coils, suit claims
An El Cajon woman is one of 73 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court against the Bayer Corporation. The major pharmaceutical company is being sued over their permanent contraceptive device, Essure. ...
Del Mar has lowest — below 1 percent
San Diego County's unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in June, up from a revised 3.6 percent in May. However, total non-farm jobs rose by 6400 during the month, and that is a more important ...
Tax preparers sentenced to prison
Two local tax preparers and the recruiter who brought them victims were sentenced to 30 months in prison yesterday (June 19). Rahim Ali Cummings and Rashad Abdul-Rahim were sentenced for conspiring to commit mail fraud, ...
Miss Middle East says it's a sham — but Ben Kalasho has contract and checks issued
The $2,000 oversized check Zhala Tawfiq received upon being crowned Miss Middle East was not a real check. The accompanying cosmetic procedures, sponsorships, wardrobe, and television auditions, that accompanied the check, were just as fake, ...
Already owns more than 20 percent of beer and wines permits in San Diego County
In the past year, the 7-Eleven corporation — which now holds more than 20 percent of the beer and wine sales licenses in the county — has launched a push into at least five San ...
On Tuesday, July 2, a fire that started at about 1:30 p.m. on El Cajon Mountain burned up steep, rugged terrain. Helicopters, including a Sikorsky skycrane equipped with a water tank, battled the blaze as ground crews work the perimeter. The cause of the fire was unknown.