SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has ruled that a restriction passed by California voters on how close sex offenders can live to parks and schools is unconstitutional.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Superior Court Judge Michael Wellington found Friday that parts of Jessica's Law violate parolees' rights to travel and privacy.
The law passed in 2006 forbids sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park where children gather.
Wellington said the restrictions must not apply to four offenders who challenged the law in court, and gave prison and parole officials 120 days to make sure the provisions comply with state guidelines on government regulations.
It was not immediately clear how it would affect other offenders in San Diego County.
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Cal Fire firefighters are working to knock down a vegetation fire, dubbed the Lost Fire, off Lost Valley Road near Warner Springs.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
A young father detained by immigration officials and facing deportation was freed Friday, and a protest planned for Fallbrook Saturday will instead be turned into a celebration, community leaders said.
Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion of about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."
Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Saturday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.