OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Flags at the state Capitol were flown at half-staff Monday in the memory of a 49-year-old Navy commander from Oceanside who died in Qatar.
Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut died Friday at Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar, in a non-combat role, military officials said. How Kalafut died was not made available.
Kalafut, also a pilot for Delta Airlines, was assigned to Naval Amphibious Liaison Element, Combined Forces Air Component Center, U.S. Central Command, according to the Department of Defense. Details regarding his death were withheld.
In a statement, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, expressed their deepest condolences on behalf of all Californians to Kalafut's family and friends. His family will receive a letter of condolence from the governor.
Chula Vista Police on Sunday were trying to determine how a man's body ended up in the middle of the street. Someone first spotted him early in the morning in the westbound lanes of Buena Vista Way near Rancho Del Rey Parkway.
The Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards were held Saturday night near Palm Springs and we're proud to share that several members of the News 8 team were honored.
Defending World Cup champions Germany, were exposed defensively and surprisingly beaten by Mexico 1-0 on Sunday, putting its hopes of advancement in doubt. In San Diego, hundreds of fans took to the streets of National City to celebrate Mexico's win.
An immigrant who once bundled ink-fresh newspapers at a newspaper printing press took control of the San Diego Union-Tribune Sunday, and promised in a letter to readers to fight fake news as if it were cancer.
A 21-year-old woman was found dead in her bedroom Saturday night and San Diego Police suspect foul play. The victim's family made the discovery just after 5 p.m. at their home in the 3600 block of 45th street in City Heights.
Weekend temperatures dropped nearly 10 degrees in most areas around the county, compared to a few days ago. Slight warming is expected early next week as upper low pressure weakens.
Del Mar is the only city in North County that allows off-leash dogs on the beach, but yearly seasonal changes to that rule have just taken effect.