POWAY (CNS) - For a second consecutive day, an unconfirmed sighting of a mountain lion wandering a North County neighborhood prompted a search of the area and some extra safety measures at a nearby grammar school.
A parent of a child who attends Chaparral Elementary in Poway reported seeing what appeared to be a cougar in the area this morning, prompting school administrators to keep all pupils indoors for the remainder of the day out of "an abundance of caution," Principal Dawn Zwibel said in an email notification to the families of her student body.
A similar report prompted the same precautions at the Tannin Drive campus on Tuesday.
Deputies and state Fish and Game officers checked out out the area, finding no sign of a mountain lion or similar wild animal native to the region's back country, officials said.
THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. Read below for an earlier story.
POWAY (CBS 8) - There has been another mountain lion sighting reported Wednesday morning near Chaparral Elementary in Poway. Students are inside the building and parents have been notified.
The school's principal sent the following message to parents:
Today, a second sighting of a mountain lion near Chaparral was reported by a parent. The Department of Fish and Game has responded, and at this time they are still investigating.
In an abundance of caution, and due to the heat today, we have kept students off of the playground for the remainder of the day. We will employ extra supervision at dismissal. If you have any information regarding this matter, please contact the Poway Sheriff's Department.
A wildfire spread over hilly rural terrain east of Ramona Friday afternoon, threatening several back-country homes and destroying one of them before ground and airborne crews could subdue the flames.
A man was shot by Sheriff's Deputies Friday night after leading authorities in a high-speed pursuit that came to an end in Del Mar Heights.
Day two of Comic-Con has come and gone, but tens of thousands of people are still hitting the streets of downtown San Diego – pumping thousands of dollars into the local economy.
For years, Honor Flight San Diego has fulfilled its mission to fly San Diego’s war heroes to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to their service.
A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed Friday inside an Oceanside apartment building today and a person of interest was being questioned, according to police.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.
Improving surveillance camera technology is helping homeowners fight back against thieves. The latest cameras are delivering clear and multi-angle images that can lead straight to the suspects.
News 8 Sports Director, Kyle Kraska, spent a few hours with Padres all-time great Trevor Hoffman who is headed to Cooperstown to be inducted into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame.
Comic-con is famous for its crazy costumes, but sometimes those outrageous outfits fall apart at the worst time.