SAN DIEGO (CNS) - City prosecutors Friday dismissed misdemeanor charges against a half-dozen same-sex marriage activists arrested for blocking the entrance to a county office during a 2010 protest.
In a motion filed with the court, Deputy City Attorney Garland Peed said the six defendants had completed eight hours of volunteer work and remained law-abiding during the two years the case had been pending.
The defendants were among five men and four women arrested on Aug. 19, 2010, as they demonstrated outside the county clerk's office, demanding that same-sex marriages be allowed in San Diego.
The defendants -- known as the "Equality 9" -- were charged with misdemeanors related to unlawfully blocking the entrance to a public office. Three accepted plea agreements last September, leaving six to go to trial.
In May, as trial was to start, Judge Joan Weber dismissed an entire jury panel during the selection process, saying prosecutors had violated the defendants' rights by challenging the selection of a gay man as a juror.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
The San Diego Gulls will seek their team-record ninth consecutive victory Sunday when they face their rival, the Ontario Reign, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County, forecasters said Sunday.