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Ex-Marine accused of killing Oceanside neighbor in broad daylightIn a brief court hearing by video monitor, Eduardo Arriola, now 28 years old, was given a tentative trial date of October 13, 2021. Arriola has been in custody since his arrest in July 2018. There have been delays in his criminal court case while Arriola’s mental competency was questioned, then he was declared mentally ...Eva Knott
March 8, 10:02 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedJeffrey S Barton unexpectedly appeared on the calendar for tomorrow morning, Monday, March 8, in San Diego's North County Superior Courthouse in Vista. The calendar lists him appearing in "department 12" from 9 am to 9:15 a.m. He is shown as remaining in California State prison Avenal, so it should be an appearance by video ...Eva Knott
March 7, 5:21 a.m.
Parking tickets return to places like Normal HeightsFor decades in priority of the City (even County) in concerns of needing to earn revenue, as other ways of revenue have not been making the profit to the Cities/County --- that were wanted: I could not understand that Cities and County have not given higher priority to "Parking." In the same theory as Cities ...ised
March 6, 6:48 a.m.
San Diego's anti-fascists turn fascistThere are false accusations. I'm as anti-fascist and anti-racist as anyone you'll ever meet. I would never give voice to Nazis. I helped expose the guy who made a Nazi salute. I didn't give him a voice. And I gave accounts of violence from both sides. I wonder why nobody from the Maga rally is ...ebartl
March 5, 4:23 p.m.
Ex-Marine accused of killing Oceanside neighbor in broad daylightProsecutor Keith Watanabe was in the downtown courthouse several days this week, for hearings regarding Eduardo Arriola's mental competency. Today prosecutor Watanabe released this statement: "After months of legal battles over Mr. Arriola’s competence to stand trial, we are thankful that criminal proceedings have been reinstated. The victim’s family has been awaiting justice for far ...Eva Knott
March 5, 11:27 a.m.
Sanchez recall committee in Oceanside misses deadlinesVictor Roy paid his $798 outstanding debt to the city on March 4. When he did, he submitted a letter that claimed that the county and the Registrar of Voters (ROV) "...is operating an accounting and cost recovery program illegally," and that he was a victim of victim of discrimination. I have asked the interim ...Ken Leighton
March 4, 5:23 p.m.
PB Antifa events dissectedI can't remember a time seeing such polar opposite reviews of something. How can an author make no effort to check sources, write a one-sided article full of errors, lend a voice to Nazism and fascism, and fail to mention a guy making a Sieg Heil salute, fail to mention conflicts with people, no mention ...TomB
March 3, 4:40 p.m.
San Diego's anti-fascists turn fascistSeems to me the communists are so angry about being exposed as the violent extremists they are (and not much different than fascists) that they will say anything to attack this article, no matter how false their accusations are. I keep trying to find what these people are talking about in the article and I'm ...TomB
March 3, 4:16 p.m.
Murder charged on Nardo Street in Solana BeachEmily Cox, public affairs officer for the Superior Courts of San Diego County, stated that Jade Janks did not appear in court today because “her attorney was authorized to appear on her behalf for this hearing. I believe this hearing was mostly for the purpose of date-setting.” The next court hearing for murder defendant Jade ...Eva Knott
March 3, 3:36 p.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedConvicted child abuser Jeffrey Barton did not appear for his scheduled hearing today, Wednesday March 3, 2021. In fact, he was never moved into local custody in San Diego County, and he remains in custody at California State Prison Avenal. Prosecutor Patricia Lavermicocca has filed “an order to produce” Barton for a hearing on March ...Eva Knott
March 3, 1:52 p.m.
Farmers Bottega, where it already feels like springnice postRansbottom
March 3, 8:53 a.m.
Murder charged on Nardo Street in Solana BeachIt appears that Jade Janks is now at liberty, she is no longer held in local custody in San Diego County. Janks may have been able to post the bail amount approved at a previous hearing. Her next court date had been set for this Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in San Diego's North County courthouse ...Eva Knott
March 1, 1:25 p.m.
Taking it SLO on California's Central CoastWhile this article emphasizes the quick access by air, SLO can be reached by train. Yeah, I know that means Amtrak and slow running, but the trip itself can be rewarding and comfortable. There are two trains each day that run from SD all the way to SLO. One is rather early in the day; ...Visduh
Feb. 28, 9:36 p.m.
Mary Ann Humfreville missing from Bahia de los Angeles for two monthsThese days it's not safe to spend the day in Mexico, yet alone live there. Mexico has gotten a lot more dangerous (not that it was ever really safe) and Americans need to wise up. If you want to retire in a less expensive country, there are safer countries than Mexico.Socks3742
Feb. 27, 8:28 a.m.
Mary Ann Humfreville missing from Bahia de los Angeles for two monthsThis comes across as a textbook example of why US citizens should never attempt to play the ex-pat game and try to live in Mexico. Mexicans are at risk of local criminals and those who are not locals are in more danger. The Mexican cops are less than worthless--too often they are also the bad ...Visduh
Feb. 26, 7:55 p.m.
Vista child grabber gets four years prisonThis morning, February 25, 2021, defendant Alan Sasseen appeared in the North County courthouse by video. Honorable judge Weinreb set a date of March 17, 2021, for Sasseen to hear evidence in his two, new criminal cases. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2021/feb/25/142824/Eva Knott
Feb. 25, 10:55 a.m.
Barbara Bry's husband hangs up on reporterNeil Senturia has a very high opinion of himself. Doubt me? Just read his columns in the UT business section. He's always into introspection and re-examination of his entrepreneurial efforts and his claimed expertise. He writes a fairly entertaining column, but isn't all that smart. I would never hang up on Matt Potter if he ...Visduh
Feb. 24, 10:15 a.m.
What the pandemic has done to San Diego's trailsThis is an insightful article, pointing out many subtleties of having trails in parks. The comments about "legacy trails" is a good one. In No County there's the Elfin Forest Preserve, operated by the Olivanhain Municipal Water District. It has such a trail (called the Way Up Trail) that climbs from the creek access point ...Visduh
Feb. 24, 10:05 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedJeffrey Barton is scheduled to be in the Vista courthouse (most likely by video monitor) in Department 1, in one week, on March 3, 2021, Wednesday. His assigned public defender is Sherry Stone, a very experienced and aggressive defender. Barton, who is now 63 and still in California State Prison Avenal, was previously scheduled for ...Eva Knott
Feb. 24, 4:24 a.m.
The right mountain in East San Diego County to plant that wind turbineWhy aren't you patriotic and sub-requesting labor workers from south of the U.S. Border? As there is also Japanese made technology; hence you know there are Japanese made cars. They more of a hot issue, before the 'Chinese technology.' Japanese manufacturing is a higher level than Chinese level. As none match USA level.ised
Feb. 22, 7:06 p.m.
No In-N-Out burgers on Dem cruise to New OrleansHow long have you lived around in SD as a county? Wanna re-incarnate Boll Weevil with me, and gather some others --- to help, as your help alone won't do it. IF YOU HELP AT ALL. Boll Weevil, the 1ST TO HAVING THE 1/2 POUNDer Hamburger. ADD that tray of condiments brought to each dining ...ised
Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
Weldon McDavid shot Greg Mulvihill on secluded dirt path in CarlsbadAt a remote-hearing-by-video this morning, the re-sentencing of Weldon McDavid was delayed again. His next date to be sentenced is now April 23, 2021. McDavid appeared calm and not particularly in a hurry to get re-sentenced, he is already in a California prison. At the next hearing, his attorney might try to argue that McDavid ...Eva Knott
Feb. 22, 12:42 p.m.
San Diego's climate change plan flying blind, auditor saysNo oversight, no performance measures, no accountability. Proof that the City's "[Climate Action Plan]" is nothing more than a mantra invoked to justify every community plan-busting scheme on behalf of developers from [Complete Communities] to [Plan Hillcrest]. : https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2020/jun/01/stringers-12-story-buildings-sprinkled-san-diego/ : https://www.planhillcrest.org/ : https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/dec/16/ticker-council-votes-climate-plan/RescueHillcrest
Feb. 22, 12:21 p.m.
Unnecessary Seal HarassmentGross misunderstanding about the rope: it's not illegal to go past it to enter the water during the "open" months. Unfortunately, the author seems to be unaware of this. Don Riley is uninformed or willfully ignorant about the meaning behind the SD Lifeguard's sign: in order to be able to post that sign, it had ...SDObserver
Feb. 21, 4:13 p.m.
When dining is a choice between politics and survivalOpen all businesses and post the names of the businesses that have the most Covid cases. Give the people the information and let them decide what level of risk they want to take. Make the employers responsible for the care of their employees that get Covid at work. Let the attorneys sue the businesses that ...AlexClarke
Feb. 21, 6:48 a.m.
Field of Screens: Drive-in theaters in San DiegoIn the early 70's I lived in a second floor apartment on Acorn Street, with a straight on view of the Campus Drive In movie screen. So we watched all of the movies for free, from the comfort of our beach chairs on our front deck which overhung the back wall of the drive in. ...Ryansurf
Feb. 19, 10:33 a.m.
Murder charged on Nardo Street in Solana BeachJade Sasha Janks, 37, was in court by video monitor for about 20 mins this afternoon, Wednesday February 17, 2021. Janks has been in jail on a no-bail hold since her arrest January 2, 2021. Her attorney Rick Crawford requested a $500,000 bail amount, saying Janks has no prior arrests for any violent crime, and ...Eva Knott
Feb. 17, 2:27 p.m.
Trump and Hunter donors kick in for Faulconer's governor tryBy the looks of that photograph, One Paseo developerJohn Kilroy, Jr. may want his big bucks back from our weak ex-Mayor's stealth run to usurp charismatic Governor Gavin Newsom as well as from the demoted and worried minority leader of the U.S.Senate, Mitch McConnell. Faulconer is less formidable a politician than McConnell,, but both gents ...monaghan
Feb. 16, 6:52 p.m.
When dining is a choice between politics and survivalI have no desire to indoor dine, nor have I done outdoor dining during covid. It's take-out only. But I understand the "peaceful protests." Businesses are in business to make money. If being indoors was "too dangerous" they'd shut down grocery stores, dentist offices, etc. If a business wants to roll the dice, and people ...Socks3742
Feb. 16, 5:33 p.m.
RIP Billy Bacon of Forbidden PigsIn the early 80s I met Billy through a guy named Samuel at Jim’s House of Guitars. Billy and I were kids. We met - we played - we hit it off. Pete Conway (who can pull tones from a tele most mortals dream off) and Paul DeSauls(?) on drums were there as well. They ...HalCo
Feb. 15, 5:53 p.m.
Teen girl fights off possible kidnapperAlan Ray Sasseen, now 62, is back in custody according to the San Diego County Sheriff's jail website. Sasseen is next due in court February 25, 2021. Sasseen was sentenced to 4 years California State Prison when he made a plea deal in December 2018. His current charges are felony failure to register as a ...Eva Knott
Feb. 13, 11:17 a.m.
Vista child grabber gets four years prisonAlan Ray Sasseen, now 62, is in local custody in San Diego County again. He is next due in court February 25, 2021, now accused of failure to register as a sex offender (felony) and indecent exposure (misdemeanor). He was sentenced to 4 years in prison in December of 2018, but with convoluted calculations he ...Eva Knott
Feb. 13, 11:12 a.m.
Spiny lobster comes back to San DiegoMeat comes from the cadaver of someone who wanted to live. Being Vegan embodies non-violence, renouncing oppression of all beings including non-human animals. For example: pigs, chickens, cows, fish and lobster commonly used and killed for “food.” When you get to know them, you recognize animals have feelings and are sensitive individuals. Just like you, ...WatchVeganDotVideo
Feb. 13, 12:34 a.m.
Tijuana neighborhood 3 de Octubre cracks upSo the neighborhood was built illegally. Whose land was it built on? No responsibility? When there are no building codes, or none that are enforced, anything can go wrong, and in Mexico what can go wrong will inevitably go wrong. These poor folks are now losing everything they worked for. A leaking water line is ...Visduh
Feb. 12, 9:10 a.m.
Alpine struggles to stay safe from firesAlpine has had to sweat blood every time there is a fire in the area. That was true at the time of the 1970 Laguna Fire, and has been true ever since then. There were other fires in the area that were not mentioned. The area is a wind tunnel for every Santana wind that ...Visduh
Feb. 10, 9:31 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedThat case was strange, in that he had been investigated for such activity more than once previously, and no charges were filed. But, the story went, he was warned to avoid even the hint of impropriety and keep his distance from the cadets. What a fool he had to be to offend again, and get ...Visduh
Feb. 10, 9:20 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedJeffrey Barton is currently in prison in Central California, and is expected to be transferred to local jail in San Diego County for his next trial, his third trial. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2021/feb/09/142574/Eva Knott
Feb. 9, 2:20 p.m.