SAN DIEGO (CBS8) - Some people in the North County hope new legislation will help regulate sober living facilities.
Congressman Darrell Issa says current laws do not regulate the homes properly.
"They're not regulated as health-type facilities, but they're also not falling under the same regulations we would expect our neighbor to fall under," said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Ca.
Home owners spoke out Monday night at a meeting in Oceanside. They're worried the houses attract drugs and crime. However, the Orange County Sober Chairman says his organization already set guidelines.
"Well, the downside of cities is actually denying access to services that the disable require. And one of those is the continuum of care which is sober living in general," said Robert Mann, Chairman of the Orange County Sober Living Coalition.
Mann says while some homes are bad apples, most facilities provide a great service to people in need.
A touching show of solidarity was on display Sunday as the body of fallen San Diego firefighter Cory Iverson returned to San Diego.
A small plane crashed and burned in an El Cajon parking lot shortly after takeoff Sunday, sending three people to a hospital.
One person was killed and at least two others injured in a two-car crash on Old Highway 395 near Pala Mesa Resort on Sunday.
A driver's license and drunken driving checkpoint in Poway resulted in four arrests, sheriff's officials said Sunday.
Despite recent windy, dry conditions, some San Diegans were treated to cool weather, and in some areas, light sprinkles this weekend.
Distraught doesn't begin to describe the family of Jermaine Barnes, a Mountain View man left with life-threatening brain injuries after he was hit by a car Friday night outside of his home.
Gun owners were given the chance to trade in their unwanted firearms for cash or a skateboard at a gun buyback event hosted by local police and faith leaders on Saturday.
More than 140 children received early Christmas gifts Saturday thanks to a local church and the county's bravest men and women.