Methamphetamine use appears to be down in San Diego County, according to a report released today.
The number of methamphetamine-related arrests was down 25 percent from 2006, the number of adult arrestees testing positive for the drug dropped 7 percent and meth seizures declined 40 percent, according to the "Meth Report Card," put together by the county's Methamphetamine Strike Force and based on statistics through 2007.
However, the number of people with the drug in their system when they died, as tested by the Medical Examiner's Office, climbed from 174 in 2006 to 184 in 2007. That's still down from a high of 240 in 2005.
"The tide is turning against meth," said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob during a news conference. "Most of the key indicators on the fight against meth clearly show that our efforts to eradicate meth from our communities are having positive results."
A Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was dragged away from her daughters by authorities in a widely viewed video was being released on her own recognizance Tuesday by an immigration judge in Southern California.
After a nearly three-hour public hearing, the City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve a facility that would allow homeless people to store their valuables.
Kevin Towers, the former San Diego Padres player, scout and executive, will be posthumously inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony on May 12, the team announced Tuesday.
A flamingo that mysteriously appeared in the South Bay last month - like most people - seems to not want to leave San Diego.
Authorities Tuesday released the name of the 27-year- old victim who was fatally injured while playing a "punching game" with an acquaintance in a Gaslamp Quarter sports bar.
A woman accused of driving drunk and causing head-on crash that killed her passenger changed her plea on Tuesday.