SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation that would have banned registered sex offenders from using social networking websites has died in an Assembly committee.
On Friday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee held two Democratic bills on the issue because of cost concerns. The measures needed the panel's approval to be considered by the full Assembly next week.
A bill by Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani of Tracy would have prohibited sex offenders from using the Internet to look at pornography, social networking sites or communicate with a minor.
A Galgiani spokesman says monitoring the online activity of sex offenders could have cost the state as much as $20 million a year.
A more limited bill by Assemblywoman Norma Torres of Pomona would have banned sex offenders from online social networking websites.
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The San Diego California Highway Patrol showed off their lip sync skills Thursday in their rendition of the popular song "Danger Zone" with a Tom Cruise look-alike.
A red flag warning will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday for San Diego County mountains and inland valleys as Santa Ana winds make a return to the region – combining low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous, wind-driven wildfires.
Warm and dry conditions are expected to last through Saturday. Gusty northeast winds in the mountains and valleys are expected to increase the risk of fire danger in the region.
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on released a ceremonial gunfire noise advisory for Friday, October 19th, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Friday denoting a strong risk of wildfire in San Diego County.
Inmates at Las Colinas Detention and Re-Entry Facility in Santee are getting their hands dirty as part of the Fresh Start Farms program – which helps women learn valuable job skills before they are released.
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A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery. San Diego police reported Thursday.
An unidentified man sneaked into an East County home early Thursday and sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl, authorities reported.