Veterans, active members offered free ride on Balboa Park Carousel for

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – Friends of Balboa Park will be offering veterans, active military members and their families a free ride on the Balboa Park Carousel in honor of Veterans Day. On Sunday Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friends of Balboa Park are giving veterans, active members, and their families one …

District 50: Indicted GOP congressman, Hunter, holds early lead

LAST UPDATED: 9:45 p.m.  (AP) —  Embattled Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter leads his opponent in early returns despite facing federal corruption charges. Hunter has 54 percent of the vote Tuesday over Democratic candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar with more than 90,000 votes counted in the deeply red San Diego-area district. Hunter is trying to be one of few …

Sens. Harris, Feinstein call for improved housing conditions at Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – California Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein sent a letter Monday to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Lincoln Military Housing, calling for improved housing conditions at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. A Nov. 1 report by Reuters detailed multiple instances of mold, rodent infestation, leaks and other housing issues at …

Woman struck, killed after stopping to help people on SR-94 in Golden Hill

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A good Samaritan was struck and killed by an SUV Thursday after she stopped to help motorists at the scene of a two-car crash on state Route 94 in the Golden Hill area, authorities said. The crash involving a sedan and a Mercedes sedan happened shortly before 1:45 a.m. on eastbound …

County officials give advice to stay safe during Halloween

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) – San Diego County officials advise residents to take safety precautions this Halloween, including using insect repellant to keep mosquitoes away and keeping pet dogs in a secure area where they won’t be frightened by trick-or-treaters. According to the San Diego County Vector Control Program, the county is still in the …

Chula Vista Police Department will use drones as first responders

CHULA VISTA (NEWS 8) – Chula Vista’s mayor and FAA officials on Thursday announced a new test program that would allow trained officers to deploy drones during an emergency – taking their crime fighting efforts to new heights. The test program was possible through the FAA Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Integrated Pilot Program (IPP). As …

San Diego taking part in ShakeOut earthquake drill Thursday

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – More than 900,000 San Diego County residents will participate in Thursday’s Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill to test their level of preparedness for a major temblor. The 10th annual drill will take place at 10:18 a.m. At that time, millions of people across California will “drop” to the ground, take “cover” …