ERLANGER, Ky. – Toyota has named a top executive at its U.S. manufacturing operations to head a North American quality task force as the automaker aims to beef up quality controls following millions of vehicle recalls.
Steve St. Angelo will lead Toyota's task force. St. Angelo, who is executive vice president of Toyota's North American manufacturing operations, also will sit on a committee that regularly meets with Toyota President Akio Toyoda in an effort to boost vehicle quality.
Toyota has pledged to take a number of steps to improve quality controls after recalls of more than 8 million vehicles worldwide over sticky gas pedals, pedals that become trapped under floor mats and brake problems on its Prius hybrid.
Many consumers swear by the benefits of coconut and coconut oil-based products in their diet and hygienic routine, but data from a new study suggests that the benefits may be oversold.
Firefighters rescued an employee who suffered a back spasm while working on a ship at Continental Maritime of San Diego on Bay Front Street in Barrio Logan.
Extreme heat is in the forecast for the deserts again Thursday, but temperatures in the rest of inland San Diego County will be somewhat lower than they had been for the past few days.
A would-be kidnapper approached an 18-year-old pedestrian in Otay Mesa West Wednesday and offered her a ride before making a failed attempt to abduct her, authorities reported.
Volunteer drone enthusiasts lent their services Wednesday to ongoing efforts to locate an Alzheimer's patient from Scripps Ranch who has been missing for nearly a week.
Pacific Beach community members on Wednesday came together to fight against short term vacation rentals.
A second sighting of missing Scripps Ranch man who suffers from Alzheimer's was reported Wednesday - giving new hope in the search as the efforts to find him intensify.
The hot weather is bringing some unwanted visitors to many areas of San Diego County. Reports of rattlesnakes are on the rise and experts say snake sightings spike during heat waves. News 8's Steve Price reports from Tierrasanta with what to do if you spot a rattler.