LA JOLLA (CNS) - Authorities Monday publicly identified a 62-year-old surfer who died after he was pulled from the water during the 21st annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational at La Jolla Shores.
Francis Noe Todd was seen laying on his surfboard in the water, then floating face down as the beachside fundraiser for the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego was underway near Scripps Pier late Sunday morning, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the county Medical Examiner's Office.
Todd was pulled from the water and taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he was pronounced dead shortly before noon, authorities said.
The medical examiner's office did not immediately disclose the cause of death.
Hundreds of Helix High School students staged a walk- out Monday morning to protest police brutality after video emerged over the weekend on social media showing a La Mesa police officer on campus slamming a teenage girl to the ground.
Abusive and deadly – that is what activists on Monday called the current chokehold procedure practiced by San Diego Police officers.
Residents in Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood are upset after they said a party at a house being rented out through Airbnb got way out of hand.
Public safety personnel searched in vain Monday for a 27-year-old musician who fell off Crystal Pier over the weekend and disappeared into the ocean.
Traffic heading south on Interstate 5 toward the Mexican inspection station will be rerouted to a newly constructed roadway beginning Thursday as part of ongoing construction at the border.
A former Miramar-based Marine who drove drunk and caused a head-on freeway crash that killed two UCSD medical students was acquitted of murder Monday but convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI.
It's almost time for Torrey Pines Golf Course to shine in the national spotlight as the Farmers Insurance Open kick offs Thursday. Several events lead up to the tournament, including Charley Hoffman's charity tournament Monday where San Diego's own Phil Mickelson was paired with Chargers legend Rolf Benirschke. News 8's John Howard caught up with them on the course.
An apartment complex under construction in Rolando went up in flames Monday, causing extensive damage, injuring one person and sending a thick column of black smoke into the sky near San Diego State University.
Authorities Monday released the name of a 27-year old man who was fatally shot over the weekend in a Valencia Park-area neighborhood.
A man accused of stabbing his uncle to death in Pacific Beach was expected to appear in court Monday.