San Diego: Local News from the Union Tribune


Here is the latest Local News from the San Diego Tribune.

Convertible driver tries to lure girls in Escondido
Police are looking for a man who apparently tried to lure two teenage girls into his convertible car last week in Escondido.

Bumgarner, Giants strong-arm Padres
Giants ace strikes out 11 as Padres begin homestand with a loss.

Prep scoreboard: May 17 results
San Diego Section high school scores, playoff schedules, standings, statistics, rankings

End game wins it for San Marcos
Knights come from behind to slip past upset-minded La Jolla Country Day

Scientists, clinicians, urged to lobby against alcohol
Raising taxes, prohibition, minimum prices among strategies from health researchers.

Residents share input on police shooting videos
Law enforcement leaders on Tuesday evening held a town hall meeting to gather input to help draft a new protocol regarding the release of video evidence in officer-involved shootings.

Recycling for tires that crossed the border
With funding from the state of California, the Imperial Beach-based environmental group Wildcoast is spearheading a binational effort to address the problem. A pilot project launched this month in Tijuana’s Laureles Canyon aims to collect up to 100,000 tires, shred them, and recycle the scraps into materials such as bricks and asphalt.

Top 12 San Diego County Fair foods
Fried lemonade, pizza, nachos and more over-the-top fare at the county fair

Macaroons with Southern charm
Easy recipe from regional ‘Cookie Book’

Chargers, Cardinals considering joint practices
The last time the Chargers did something similar, things sure got chippy.

‘Pasta feed’ sets season straight
Scripps Ranch on a tear since team gathered for group discussion aimed at poor start

San Diego makes RV parking crackdown permanent
A two-year-old San Diego law credited with preventing boats and large campers from monopolizing parking spots, especially near the beach, became permanent legislation on Tuesday. City Council members unanimously approved eliminating a “sunset clause” from the oversized vehicle ordinance based on positive feedback from residents, community leaders and the Police Department.

Auctions for rental units? There’s an app for that.
Residents fear the price-bidding tool Rentberry will drive up rent prices even more.

San Diego County median home price jumps to $489,000
San Diego County home prices rise as sales drop

Del Mar extends moratorium on new vacation rentals
Del Mar’s moratorium on new vacation rentals has been in place since April.

Letters: Division I move will benefit UCSD students
Union-Tribune letters to the editor for May 18, 2016.

Del Mar reverses course on sales tax proposal
Del Mar will try to put initiative on the November ballot after all.

Tech picks up steam at South Bay school
Bayside Elementary School is poised to start the new school year with a new name — Bayside STEAM Academy.

STEM center opens at Boys and Girls Club
A center where children can explore technology alongside experts in the field opened this week in South County through a partnership between the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and defense contractor Raytheon.

Pregame: Myers returns; Jay out with shoulder
Early notes, tidbits and a look at today’s lineups

San Mateo pet groomer arrested after dog is killed at store
A San Mateo pet groomer was arrested after a dog in his care suffered fatal injuries.

Prep Athletes of the Week
The San Diego Union-Tribune’s top high school performers

Shops that sold spice agree to fines
Two local smoke shops have agreed to pay tens of thousands of dollars in civil penalties for selling spice in a settlement with the District Attorney’s Office, but argue they thought the products were legal.

Ex-cop testifies about the day he was shot
Former SDPD Officer Timothy Bell testifies in trial of the man accused of shooting him during a 2013 pursuit that ended in City Heights. Ignacio Canela faces felony charges including premeditated attempted murder of a peace officer.

Petco Park field no worse for wear after concert
Petco Park field no worse for wear after concert

Building a community is hard but more crucial than ever
What is the central challenge facing our era? My answer would be: social isolation. Gaps have opened up among partisan tribes, economic classes and races. There has been a loss of social capital, especially for communities down the income scale.

Who says the mall is dead?
Talk of malls as a “dead” form of real estate is giving way to “omnichannel” outreach to consumers as the Internet grabs more eyeballs and wallets.

Healthy Myers least of Padres’ injury woes now
First baseman returns to lineup, but Jay out of lineup for fourth straight game.

Pendleton range planner awarded
A retired Marine, who is a civilian employee in Camp Pendleton’s range operations received a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

Chargers add QB Zach Mettenberger
Being lousy in 2015 sure has its advantages.

Pilot in LA county plane crash was San Diego doctor
The pilot killed in a plane crash in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday has been identified as a San Diego doctor, Thomas Christopher Bruff.

Moody’s dings Southern California Edison
Moody’s called the reopening of the financial details of the San Onofre nuclear plant a “credit negative” for Southern California Edison.

Cruising for SD’s gay history
Charles Kominski, a retired architect, and his husband are being honored by Save Our Heritage Organisation for his efforts to preserve local LGBTQ landmarks.

Poway schools set meeting on data breach
The Poway Unified School District has called a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss “significant exposure to litigation” after the district’s attorney released thousands of personal student records by mistake.

Israeli journalist Segev to speak at UCSD
UCSD speaker challenges Israeli history Baby Rhinos Cry When Their Milk Runs Out!
Orphaned baby rhinos crying

On deck: Giants’ first visit to Petco Park
Previewing the Padres’ three-game series vs. the Giants.

Kiwanis collects hearing aids for children
The Carlsbad Kiwanis club collected more than 130 hearing aids over the last year for donation to Rady’s Children Hospital.

Woman in pickup crash died of stab wound
A woman whose body was found in a pickup had been stabbed before the driver crashed and died near El Cajon last week, authorities said.

Plastic surgery billboard that declares ‘size matters’ causes controversy
A billboard that declares ‘size matters’ when it comes to breast surgery is causing controversy in Murietta.

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