Man Wanted For Setting Off Fireworks At Target In Vista; Incident Was Feared To Be Active ShooterAn active shooter was reported Tuesday just before 9 p.m. at a Target in the 3100 block of Business Park Drive in the San Diego County city of Vista. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department says several 911 calls reported what sounded like gunfire in the store.
20,000 Pounds Of Cocaine, Marijuana Worth $211 Million Seized From International Waters Offloaded In San DiegoApproximately 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of cocaine had been seized in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between October and December, according to the Coast Guard.
Safari Park Gorillas Recovering From More Contagious Strain Of COVID-19; San Diego Zoo Receives Vaccine Intended For AnimalsThe troop had been infected with the B.1.429 variant of coronavirus, which is on the rise in California and officials say is more contagious than other strains.
9 San Diego County Inmates Charged With Receiving More Than $160K In Fraudulent EDD ClaimsProsecutors say between June and September of last year, nine inmates filed fraudulent claims with the state’s unemployment benefit system, lying about their eligibility and addresses, which was also a violation of state prison rules about applying for public aid.
2 Gorillas At San Diego Zoo Safari Park Test Positive For COVID-19, Third SymptomaticThe zoo says two of its gorillas began coughing on Wednesday, Jan. 6, prompting zoo officials to test their fecal samples for SARS-CoV-2. Preliminary tests detected the virus on Jan. 8, according to the zoo.
'Very Fanatical About It': Family Says San Diego Woman Killed By Police During U.S. Capitol Riots Loved President TrumpFamily members say Ashli Babbitt, the 35-year-old San Diego woman shot and killed by Capitol Police while storming the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, loved her country and President Donald Trump.
UC San Diego Using Vending Machines To Dispense COVID-19 Tests To Students, EmployeesThe vending machines, which dispense self-test kits, were placed just ahead of the start of UC San Diego’s winter quarter. The machines are also accompanied by a nearby drop-off bin where people can place their samples.
Brush Fire Burning On Camp Pendleton, Evacuation Orders LiftedAbout 7,000 residents on the west side of Fallbrook have been ordered to evacuate.
Pygmy Hippo Celebrates 47th Birthday With Cake, Zoom Party At Ramona Wildlife CenterNorth America's oldest living pygmy hippo, Hannah Shirley, celebrated her 47th birthday at San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center Thursday with a Zoom party and cake.
'Transformative': Mount Saint Mary's, Whittier College, YMCA Of Los Angeles Receive Million-Dollar Gifts From Philanthropist MacKenzie ScottMount Saint Mary’s University, Whittier College, the YMCA of Los Angeles and several other several non-profits serving disadvantaged communities in Southern California received million-dollar gifts from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott.
Students, Staff, Visitors To UC San Diego Urged To Get Tested After Coronavirus Detected In Campus WastewaterBecause SARS CoV-2 is shed in the gastrointestinal tract, a letter from UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla the virus has been detected in its wastewater.