EL CAJON (CNS) - A former Monte Vista High School baseball coach pleaded not guilty Thursday to theft charges stemming from his handling of team funds while he coached at the East County school from 2003 to 2007.
Larry Rinehart, 59, is charged with one count of grand theft and two counts of theft by an employee, said Deputy District Attorney Daniel Shim.
Rinehart's wife, Margaret, was also charged with a single count of grand theft.
Each defendant faces up to three years in state prison if convicted, according to the prosecutor.
No further details were released, but authorities said the case has been under investigation for more than two years.
According to published reports, Larry Rinehart was until recently a teacher at Helix High School where he taught accounting and personal finance.
He and his wife have filed for bankruptcy twice, once in 1995 and again in 2008, according to published reports.
The couple, who remain out of custody, will be back in court April 1 for a readiness conference and April 13 for a preliminary hearing.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.