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Leaving a child alone in a car is dangerous, sometimes deadly — and it keeps happening

Last week marked the arrival of summer, and with that came the annual reminder from a national watchdog groups that leaving a child unattended in a vehicle is not only dangerous but could be deadly., is a Kansas-based organization that conducts research and collects data on instances… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Commander Dave Myers retires after unsuccessful run for county sheriff

Commander Dave Myers, a 33-year-veteran of the Sheriff’s Department who earlier this month lost a bid to replace his boss, retired this week, a department spokeswoman has confirmed. Myers, 56, ran against incumbent Sheriff Bill Gore in a tense campaign, saying he wanted to change the culture of… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Drunken driver who caused fatal crash near Vista sentenced to prison

A man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing a crash near Vista that killed a motorcyclist was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. David James Johnson, 33, of Escondido pleaded guilty in March to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other charges stemming… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Police ID three people wounded — one fatally — in Oceanside baptism shooting

A 29-year-old man who died after gunfire broke out during a baptism at a home in Oceanside Saturday has been identified as Jose Jimenez, police said Monday. Two other people were wounded in the shooting: Steven Hernandez, 45, and Alonso Canseco, 26, both of whom are from Vista, according to Oceanside… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Police investigating a fatal shooting in Scripps Ranch

San Diego police are investigating a fatal shooting in Scripps Ranch. Police received a call shortly after 8:30 p.m. about a shooting at a residence on Affinity Court near Scripps Ranch Boulevard, said Officer John Buttle. He said homicide detectives were at the scene but did not provide any additional… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Man wounded in Southcrest shooting

A man was shot Sunday night in the Southcrest neighborhood of San Diego, police said. Authorities were notified of the shooting, which occurred near 40th Street and National Avenue, about 8:45 p.m. said San Diego police Officer John Buttle. The man was shot in his buttocks, the officer said. The… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Fire at Mira Mesa apartment complex displaces 6 people, 2 pets

Six people and two pets were displaced by an apartment fire in Mira Mesa Sunday morning, fire officials said. Fire personnel received the call shortly after 5 a.m., according to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Mónica Muñoz. They responded to a two-story apartment complex on Capricorn Way, east… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

La Mesa police seek armed robber who targeted ice cream store

Police are looking for a man who used a gun to hold up employees at a Baskin Robbins store in La Mesa Monday night. The robber entered the ice cream store on La Mesa Boulevard near Jackson Drive shortly before 10 p.m., walked behind the counter and brandished a semi-automatic handgun, according… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

Defendant Shacknai found responsible in Zahau wrongful death, ordered to pay more than $5M

A jury has determined that Rebecca Zahau’s boyfriend’s brother is legally responsible for her death at a Coronado mansion in 2011. The jury found that Adam Shacknai must pay Zahau’s family $5 million for the loss of Zahau’s love and companionship, plus $167,000 for the loss of financial support… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT

YouTube shooter identified, according to ABC 7 News

Law enforcement sources have identified the woman who opened fire at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday before turning the gun on herself as Nasim Aghdam, according to ABC 7 News in San Francisco. The news station reported that Aghdam, identified as being in her 30s and from Southern California,… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune via IFTTT