SAN DIEGO (CBS8) – A new and dangerous trend has emerged in Southern California that has skateboarders doing tricks on freeways during traffic, catching the attention of the California Highway Patrol.
A video recently posted to Instagram shows a young man skateboarding on southbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.
Other videos showing skateboarders perform tricks on Southern Californian freeways have also been uploaded to Instagram using the hashtag #freewaychallenge, including one from professional skateboarder Nakel Smith. Smith uploaded a video to his Instagram account six days ago showing him perform a 360 flip on a Los Angeles freeway before returning to his car.
The California Highway Patrol says they are aware of the new trend and they will take action against individuals identified skateboarding on freeways.
A sheriff's search and rescue unit removed a man's body from a pond Monday morning in Pauma Valley. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.
A 21-year-old woman was found dead in her bedroom Saturday night and San Diego Police suspect foul play. The victim has been identified as 21 year-old Jossie Marilyn Ruiz Lopez, of San Diego. Her death is believed to be a homicide.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi arrived in San Diego Monday to join San Diego Rep. Juan Vargas and about a dozen other Democrats in visiting at least one immigration detention facility housing migrant children who have been separated from their families or arrived in the country unaccompanied.
Temperatures will rise this week as high pressure strengthens. Marine layer clouds will become less extensive and clear faster due to a shallower marine layer.
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Spring Valley, the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that will focus on motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way or who take unsafe and illegal actions.
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.
President Trump's zero-tolerance policy on immigration continues to spark outrage. Specifically, there's growing concern over officials separating children from their parents at the border.
Sunday marked day four of action at the World Cup; and it featured a huge upset that had hundreds of people dancing in the South Bay streets. Mexico took down the defending world champions Germany and local fans had a great time celebrating.
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.