Pet event Saturday in Grape Day Park … community events

PHOTO: PAWS San Diego hosts a community pet event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Grape Day Park. Families will have access to free and low-cost pet supplies and services, including vaccinations, microchipping and dog licensing. Community news… CARLSBAD Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at academy The Army and Navy Academy Cadets and the Rotary …

Westlake Village under siege as Woolsey fire burns homes and strains nerves

The Woolsey fire swept into the Westlake Village area Friday, burning homes and spreading anxiety among residents. While the area was under a mandatory evacuation order, many residents stayed behind Thursday night. But Friday morning, the flames moved closer, fanned by fierce winds. Several homes were burned, and firefighters were racing to save others. Residents …

Woolsey fire burning homes in Westlake Village, rapidly spreading toward

The Woolsey fire was burning homes in Westlake Village on Friday as it marched toward the Pacific Ocean, forcing thousands to flee Malibu as flames threatened hillside residences and caused gridlock and confusion on Pacific Coast Highway. The fire has destroyed dozens of homes in Oak Park, Thousand Oaks and other Ventura County communities and …

LA Zoo closed and animals evacuated by blaze in Griffith Park; firefighters

Los Angeles Zoo officials closed the facility Friday and were preparing to evacuate some animals as a fire burned in Griffith Park. The zoo’s lemurs were among the first animals out, park employees said, and staffers also evacuated bird show animals as well as some smaller species. Officials said that early indications were that smoke …

San Diego Unified is on track for voter approval of $3.5 billion bond measure

A $3.5 billion bond measure for the San Diego Unified School District was leading in voting results Tuesday night. The measure had 61 percent approval with 73 percent of precincts reporting, as of 1:45 a.m. The measure needs 55 percent approval to pass. The bond measure, called Measure YY, would be the largest in the …

Serial killer and former Camp Pendleton Marine dies by suicide on death row

A serial killer and former Camp Pendleton Marine convicted of slaying eight women in two states in the 1980s and ‘90s, including a San Diego woman in 1988, was found dead over the weekend in his cell on death row at San Quentin State Prison in a suspected suicide, officials said Monday. Andrew Urdiales, 54, …