Southwestern's governing board unanimously approved a plan in January to allow the company to use college classrooms in exchange for the company allowing its nearby shooting range to be used by the college's police academy. Both facilities involved in the deal are located in Otay Mesa.
Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, said Friday that he intends to send a letter to the college board asking it to rescind the deal because of the company's past actions as a private security firm in Iraq, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Blackwater changed its name to XE last month. It also renamed its training facility near Southwestern's satellite campus in Otay Mesa from the Blackwater Lodge and Training Center to the U.S. Training Center Southwest.
The company has provided security for the State Department in Iraq. It drew sharp criticism after six of its employees shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad in 2007. They said they thought they were being fired on.
Five of the employees involved in the incident recently pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges while a sixth pleaded guilty.
Brian Bonfiglio, an XE vice president, told the Union-Tribune that the college approached his company with the deal and that XE is only trying to be a good neighbor by agreeing to it.
Police in the South Bay fired pepper balls at a suspected car thief after he resisted arrested Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.
An investigation was underway Sunday into a possible arson attack at a mosque in Escondido, according to authorities.
Every year, CBS looks for more than a dozen people to live in a house together and compete for $500,000 on “Big Brother.” On Sunday hundreds of people gathered in Miramar to show off why they deserve to be the next houseguest on the show.
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A woman in her 40s riding a bicycle suffered major injuries when she was struck by an SUV during a traffic crash in El Cajon, a police lieutenant said Sunday.
San Diego Habitat for Humanity dedicated the first four homes of an affordable housing community in Logan Heights on Saturday.
At least one person was killed and three were injured in a crash on state Route 163 in Balboa Park early Saturday morning.
Chaos ensued on a Phoenix freeway on Friday morning after a car crashed off the side of the road. As witnesses pulled over to help, they saw a man stabbing a woman to death.
Sheriff's deputies arrested more than two dozen people as part of a warrant sweep in South Bay on Saturday -- including a man who tried to resist being taken into custody.