SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who was among nine people charged with operating a methamphetamine ring out of the Mission Bay Sports Center, where summer youth programs are held, was sentenced Friday to three years probation and had a 180-day jail term suspended as long as he completes a drug rehabilitation program.
Joe Bean, 52, pleaded guilty in July to possession of meth for sale.
Bean and eight others were arrested in June as part of "Operation Boone's Farm," an undercover investigation during which officers allegedly purchased a half-pound of meth.
Authorities said officers also learned that lockers at the Sports Center were being utilized as a drop location for drug deliveries and payments between suppliers and customers.
Besides Bean, three other defendants have pleaded guilty, and five -- including alleged ringleader Jason Boone -- will be back in court next Friday for a readiness conference, according to Deputy District Attorney Jorge Del Portillo.
About 4,000 unionized mental health clinicians at Kaiser Permanente facilities across the state, including San Diego, will begin a five-day strike Monday amid a continuing labor dispute.
A North County community leader who's known as a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate was hit by a truck and seriously injured while riding her bicycle in Encinitas early Saturday.
It's been nearly one month since a group of Central American migrants made the long trek through Mexico to the border in Tijuana. They have since been moved east, but their living conditions are still poor - so local faith leaders are calling for help.
Four people were displaced when a fire damaged their South Bay home Sunday morning, authorities said.
A prominent Los Angeles-area obstetrician has denied allegations by more than 20 former patients that he assaulted, harassed or harmed them during treatment, according to a newspaper investigation.
Dozens of people bearing flowers or stuffed animals attended a funeral for a newborn girl found dead in July along a Southern California highway.
All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting tonight and continuing through Monday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
A winter storm in the southeastern United States was impacting travel Sunday, causing the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, including some to and from San Diego.