VISTA (CNS) - A preliminary hearing was scheduled to begin Monday for a woman accused of stealing more than $1 million worth of fixtures from her repossessed Olivenhain mansion, which neighbors dubbed the "Monster House."
Suzy Brown allegedly stole the fixtures from the 16,000-square-foot home she built in 2006 to use as a high-end drug rehabilitation business. Brown, a retired electrical engineer, lost the 15-bedroom, 17-bathroom home after neighbor complaints prevented the business from getting off the ground.
A judge will decide at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing whether the prosecution has enough evidence to proceed to trial.
Brown was first charged with grand theft and felony vandalism in late 2009, but those charges were dismissed in July 2010, when a judge ruled that a deed presented by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office to show the bank owned the home was not an official record.
A month later, prosecutors refiled the same charges against Brown, citing new deeds.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
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.
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.