Two of three men accused of gang raping a Palomar College student they met via the MySpace Web site pleaded not guilty today.
Robert Melgoza, 20, and Brian Shippee, 21 -- along with a third man, 21-year-old Vincent Barnett Jr. -- are accused of aggravated kidnapping, forcible rape, sodomy and oral copulation in connection with the sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman last May 13 and 14 in San Marcos and Vista, prosecutors said.
Judge Marshall Hockett ordered that they be held without bail, pending a Feb. 24 preliminary hearing at the Vista Courthouse.
Barnett remains in Arizona where he was arrested, said Deputy District Attorney Daniel Rodriguez.
The woman told authorities she was raped by several men after meeting one of them through his MySpace page the day before.
Coronado won't be joining Imperial Beach in its federal lawsuit against the International Water and Boundary Commission, but it will assist its coastal neighbor with legal fees and lobbying with the federal government.
Four City Council members released a new proposal for regulating short-term vacation rental properties in San Diego on Tuesday in an attempt to solve an issue that has vexed city officials and neighbors alike over the last few years.
The death toll continues to rise as the result of a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rocked central Mexico on Tuesday.
As part of its combat against the hepatitis A outbreak, the city of San Diego has set up several vaccination sites. Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and contact with contaminated people. Good hand hygiene helps prevent contamination, and the vaccines can prevent the illness altogether.
Patients at Rady Children's Hospital have a new way of getting to operating rooms. They can now drive and can choose from a BMW, a Mercedes or a Lamborghini - all battery-powered, of course. It's all thanks to a donation from the San Diego regional law enforcement agencies. News 8's Shawn Styles explains.
A Northern California school board voted unanimously to keep its literature policies following months of controversy over a book about a transgender child that a teacher read to a kindergarten class.
As of Tuesday, you can finally get a whiff of the infamous "Corpse Flower" at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. It attracts crowds because of its strong, terrible smell that can last hours. The flower's bloom will only last for about 2 days. So if you're interested in smelling the unusual specimen, time is running out.
With the number of documented hepatitis A cases continuing to rise, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego County health officials and several civic leaders joined together Tuesday to kick off a “Vaccination, Sanitation and Education” campaign to urge the public to take appropriate precautions.
The San Diego City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a $12.5 million payment to settle a lawsuit brought by a family that contends dangerous driving conditions led to a roadway accident that killed a baby and injured her father.