Drunken driving arrests in San Diego County were down by more than three-quarters over the Christmas holiday this year, as compared with the same period in 2007, the California Highway Patrol reported today.
From 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 this morning, officers with the state agency arrested 17 motorists on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the region. Last year, the CHP made 76 DUI arrests locally.
There were no traffic fatalities on San Diego-area freeways and back-country roads over the 36-hour span.
Statewide, 11 people died in auto accidents, and the Highway Patrol arrested 409 drivers on suspicion of driving while inebriated.
San Diego County's unadjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.2 percent in December, with farm and nonfarm industries losing a total of 1,500 jobs, the California Employment Development Department announced Friday.
Two masked thieves used a pickup truck early Friday morning to ram their way into a Ramona grocery store and pull an ATM off its moorings so they could steal it, authorities said.
A homeless man who fatally stabbed a Poway resident during an early morning fight outside at a 7-Eleven store was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison.
The San Diego County Vector Control Program reminded residents on Friday to protect themselves from the potentially deadly hantavirus after five mice around the county tested positive for it.
County offices including libraries and animal shelters will close Monday, Jan. 21 for the federal holiday in observance of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
The greatest shows on dirt will make its annual visits to America’s Finest City Saturday, Jan 19, with Monster Jam at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.
The 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast, hosted by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA gets underway Friday in Mission Valley.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will offer unemployment benefits to federal employees working without pay during the government shutdown despite guidance saying it's not allowed.
A family of three was displaced by a blaze that damaged the guest bedroom of their Oceanside home, officials said Friday.