SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Pope Benedict XVI selected an Orange County monsignor to succeed San Diego's retiring bishop, Robert Brom.
The appointment of Cirilo Flores as coadjutor bishop took effect Wednesday. He will be formally received by the Diocese of San Diego on Feb. 13.
Flores, 63, a Loyola Marymount graduate who went on to Stanford to earn a law degree, will become bishop in San Diego when Brom retires next year. He practiced law for about a decade before entering the priesthood in Camarillo in 1986.
The Corona, Calif., native was ordained in Orange County in 1991 and named auxiliary bishop in 2009. He has served on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittees on Latin America and Hispanic affairs.
Brom has been the bishop of San Diego since July 1990. In 2007, he approved the second-highest settlement in the U.S. for priest sex abuse cases, $198.1 million for 144 victims.
One person was killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle on northbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.
Covet Canyon, a paramilitary training camp in the East County, is in financial trouble after the owner defaulted on property payments. Owner Marc Halcon has 90 days to make good on the debt or the 160 acre property could fall into foreclosure and auction.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Angry Poway Unified School District parents on Friday packed the sidewalk calling for a local teacher to be fired after sending inappropriate text messages to a teenage student.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 3.7 percent last month from 4.1 percent in September, according to state figures released Friday.
Black Friday is a week away, but many retailers are now making you wait. This year, companies are offering discounts the entire week leading into Black Friday. News 8's Eric Kahnert reports on some of the goods you can get during Black Friday "week."
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
Camp Pendleton and Naval Base San Diego have among the highest rates of sexual assaults reported to the military among Marine Corps and Navy bases worldwide, according to a Department of Defense report released Friday.