ESCONDIDO (CNS) - Escondido police Chief Jim Maher will step down from the post at the end of the year, after six years in the job, city officials announced Wednesday.
Maher, who has been on paid leave since last month for undisclosed reasons, said in a prepared statement that he had "been fortunate to serve the community and the men and women of this department."
"We have an excellent police department," he said. "I have been honored to lead (its personnel) as their police chief. It is hard to leave, but it is clear to me that it is time to move on."
In announcing that Maher, 57, had been placed on leave Sept. 12, city officials said the action stemmed from an in-house matter that they could not disclose.
"A personnel investigation was initiated, and the chief was interviewed as a witness," according to the statement announcing the 32-year department veteran's retirement. "The investigation is ongoing, and further details will not be discussed publicly due to confidentiality rules."
Assistant Chief Cory Moles has headed the 170-officer agency in the interim.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.