SAN DIEGO — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Monday for the 12th consecutive day, decreasing five-tenths of a cent to $3.956, its lowest amount since Sept. 27.The average price has dropped 10.2 cents over the past 12 days, including 1.5 cents on Saturday and nine-tenths of a cent on Sunday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.It is 7.2 cents less than one week ago and 18.6 cents less than one month ago, but 31.4 cents more than one year ago.– City News ServiceSubscribe … [Read more...] about Gas Prices Drop For 12th Straight Day In San Diego County
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SAN DIEGO — Deputies arrested 25 suspects Saturday during a warrant sweep targeting the city of San Diego, sheriff's officials said.Four felony warrants, 24 misdemeanor warrants and three infraction warrants were issued during the sweep. A total of 31 warrants were cleared."The focus of the operation was the apprehension of subjects with outstanding warrants regardless of the charge or bail amount," Sgt. Gary Burke of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.People with outstanding warrants are encouraged to turn themselves in Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at any of the Sheriff's court facilities, Burke said.The sweep was funded by the Sheriff's Warrant System Automation Trust Fund, made up of fees collected from people who have violated a promise to appear in court or who have failed to comply with a court order. – City News ServiceSubscribe … [Read more...] about 25 Arrested In San Diego Warrant Sweep
The San Diego Surf Soccer Club welcomes SC United into the Surf SC's affiliate program this week. The new affiliate joins Anaheim, Hawaii, Inland Empire, Murrieta and Utah Surf SC affiliates, and will become "San Clemente Surf Soccer Club" beginning this season."We're thrilled to partner with such a quality, up-and-coming organization. SC United has that special combination of coaching quality, administrative professionalism, field access and organizational ambition that we look for in each Surf affiliate. We see big things in their future and plan to invest in their success going forward," said Surf Soccer Club's VP of Affiliates, Bryan Thistle.Director of Coaching Chris Murray commented on the club's affiliation with Surf: "It's a fantastic move for us to affiliate with such a professional organization as San Diego Surf Soccer Club.""We're thrilled to partner with the Surf organization. Our players are going to benefit in many ways from the support and opportunities the … [Read more...] about SC United affiliates with San Diego Surf Soccer Club
SAN DIEGO — An inmate who died at San Diego Central Jail two months ago succumbed to a drug overdose, authorities reported Monday.Deputies conducting a security check on the night of Sept. 6 found 28-year-old Daniel Pickett unconscious in his cell at the downtown detention center. Paramedics tried in vain to revive Pickett before pronouncing him dead about 11:15 p.m., sheriff's Lt. Michael Blevins said."Pickett and one other inmate were housed together in the cell, and no evidence of foul play was discovered," the lieutenant said.The Medical Examiner's Office concluded that Pickett, who had been in custody for two days on drug-related charges, died due to "toxic effects of methamphetamine." The county agency ruled his death accidental.– City News ServiceSubscribe … [Read more...] about San Diego Jail Inmate’s Death Ruled A Drug Overdose
With enough votes, Congress can impeach the president. So shouldn’t a county board of supervisors be able to impeach a sheriff?A proposed ballot measure to that effect has been drafted by a coalition of community groups and is being circulated among Los Angeles County supervisors. If it comes before voters and is approved, the board would be able to remove the sheriff for enumerated reasons that amount to violations of the public trust.Crazy idea, right? Sheriffs are independently elected. Boards of supervisors can mess with their budgets, but they otherwise can have no authority over sheriffs. Or so it was long assumed.But long-held beliefs about sheriff autonomy and the inviolability of their power have been steadily evaporating since L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca resigned his office in 2014 amid a federal probe into jail beatings. (Baca was eventually indicted and convicted of obstruction of justice.) Advertisement Baca clung to the myth of unaccountable sheriffs. When L.A. … [Read more...] about Editorial: Let L.A. County supervisors impeach the sheriff?