ESCONDIDO (CBS 8) - A church group in Escondido is praying the violence in their neighborhood will stop.
The dove is a symbol and acronym for this group – a name that stands for dreaming of a violence-free Escondido. But as they try to raise awareness, they also recognize gangs are growing.
Alexis Magadan died after being stabbed in the chest during a fight at a house party in Escondido, February 25. Another victim of violence was Denise Rodriguez, the 21-year-old mother whose body was dumped off on Lawrence Welk Court, after she was shot and killed.
Residents gathered Monday night to honor the victims and discuss ways to prevent future tragedies.
On March 20, the Escondido Gang Reduction Prevention and Intervention Task Force and the Escondido School District will hold a community forum at Oak Hill school to discuss gang issues. Both the chief of police and superintendent of Escondido schools will attend.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
As the weather heats up, County Animal Services says you may see more rattlesnakes out and about. The department received more than 600 rattlesnake calls in 2017.
A man who beat, raped and strangled a female friend after watching her have sex with another man in his downtown San Diego apartment, then stuffed her body in a suitcase and put it out with the trash,was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Author Dan Shuck speaks about the inspiration behind his book and how we can all benefit from a little child-like introspection.
Two dogs attacked a woman and her toddler son on an East County roadside Thursday, leaving them seriously injured, authorities said.
On Friday, more pups across the country will join their masters at the office, gym and other businesses for the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris toured the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility Friday and visited migrant mothers who were separated from their children.
Three buildings on the campus of San Diego State University were briefly evacuated Friday due to a gas leak.
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