VISTA (CNS) - A man who set four arson fires in Vista over a four-month period was sentenced Wednesday to four years in state prison.
Nicholas Cole Figueroa, 20, pleaded guilty last month to a pair of arson counts and agreed to the stipulated prison term. He was sentenced by Superior Court Judge K. Michael Kirkman.
Figueroa was arrested the night of July 26, 2010, after patrol deputies were instructed to watch for him.
Sheriff's officials said Figueroa was wanted because he was recognized from surveillance video at a car wash showing him inside the business before a kiosk was set ablaze on July 24, 2010.
Evidence connected the defendant to three other arson fires, including one at a hair salon, between April and July 2010, according to Deputy District Attorney Tracy Prior.
No one was injured in any of the fires, the prosecutor said.
San Diego Police on Sunday were investigating an attack that left a man with injuries he is not expected to survive.
A damaged fire hydrant caused a large geyser and street flooding in the Colina Del Sol neighborhood, just south of Talmadge on Sunday.
Temperatures take a cooling trend into early next week, with only a slight increase on Sunday disrupting the trend.
Nearly 3,000 migrants are currently living in the Tijuana, Mexico, and thousands more are expected to arrive in the coming days. On Sunday, Tijuana residents gathered around a monument to express their concerns, many calling it an "invasion."
Walkers participating in The Susan G. Komen 3-Day San Diego - including News 8’s own Barbara-Lee Edwards - finished their 60-mile journey on Sunday. The annual walk, which supports breast cancer research and programs, raised $6.3 million this according to Komen officials.
Residents of Malibu forced to evacuate because of the Woolsey Fire continued returning to their homes Sunday while others received notice they could return by Monday, as the estimated date for full containment of the fire was moved back to Thursday, and a rain forecast for Wednesday was creating new fears of possible mudslides.
One California family is still managing to look on the bright side, after enduring 48 hours of horror.
On your marks, get set—start thawing! That’s right, Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl for home cooking, is this week. And if you’re cooking a turkey and the Thanksgiving feast for your family or your friends, you need to start thinking about safe cooking right now, including thawing the bird!
All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday night and continuing through Tuesday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.