SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — It's been nearly three years since California's last major oil spill.
But, it's never the wrong time to prepare for emergencies.
On Wednesday, animal rescuers were at SeaWorld to participate in oil response simulations.
The exercise involved setting up a command post and opening a mobile veterinary unit.
News 8's Kerri Lane reports with a look at the exercises and how they can help.
A report released Wednesday by an advocacy agency for the disabled calls on San Diego-area government officials to take urgent action to address a "shocking" suicide rate at local jails.
A San Diego Humane Society official on Wednesday praised the Carlsbad City Council's decision to contract with the nonprofit for the city's animal services.
A motorist who had marijuana in his system when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 5 near the U.S.-Mexico border, causing a collision that killed a motorcyclist, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in state prison.
It's one of Southern California's largest cycling events: The Barrio Logan Grand Prix. It returns Saturday, April 28.
San Diego Fire Department is responding to a report of live wires on a building and in the road at Roselle Street and Tansy Street in Sorrento Valley.
An Escondido man who killed a friend after challenging the victim to a fight, then posted sounds of the victim crying during the attack on a social media site, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder.
A family of four escaped their burning home Wednesday morning in San Diego's Pacific Highlands Ranch neighborhood near Carmel Valley, but their garage and two vehicles were destroyed by the fire and smoke damaged much of the home, causing a loss of about a quarter-million dollars, authorities said.