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San Diego Payless ShoeSource Stores Among 2,500+ Locations Shuttering Across U.S.

After more than six decades in the shoe business, Payless ShoeSource announced it will shutter all of its stores in North America, which includes 18 locations across San Diego County.


Man accused of murdering brother in bar fight to face judge

SAN DIEGO -- A man accused of shooting his older brother to death during a brawl at an Escondido bar last year was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges.


Construction begins on 30-foot border wall to replace 14 miles of San Diego's decade-old mesh barrier

Construction of a secondary border wall replacement has begun in San Diego, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The secondary wall project will replace up to 14 miles of a steel-mesh barrier with a 30-foot tall steel bollard wall, CBP announced in a news release Tuesday.


Rain, heavy snow expected with latest San Diego storm

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County will experience some cold days and chilly nights as the work week draws to a close. A winter storm is expected to drench the area with rain and dump heavy snow on the region’s mountains.


2 Killed, 6 Hurt in Separate Border Patrol Pursuit Crashes Near U.S.-Mexico Border in San Diego County

The U.S. Border Patrol was involved in two separate crashes, one of them fatal, after agents began chasing vehicles whose occupants were suspected of immigration violations near the Mexico border in San Diego County on Tuesday, according to KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego.


San Diego's street lights that spy

An outspoken critic of the mayor departs her downtown condominium en route for her law office a few blocks away, monitored by an array of video cameras and audio sensors concealed atop the city’s streetlights. Each day, the routine is the same, and each day each minute detail of her activity is capt


Chef who claims excessive force by police ordered to trial on gun, drug charges

A Gaslamp Quarter chef who was involved in a confrontation with four off-duty San Diego police officers last fall was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on drug and weapons charges.


Five mountain school districts to close Thursday for snow, icy roads

Five rural school districts in San Diego County will be closed Thursday in anticipation of heavy snow, school officials announced Wednesday. Campuses in the Julian Union School District, Julian Union High School District, Mountain Empire Unified School District, Spencer Valley School District and Wa


Cold storm to hit Southern California, dropping snow levels and producing hail

Another storm is moving into Southern California, bringing some rain but also the possibility of snow at very low elevations. ►A storm moving in Wednesday night and Thursday morning will bring light rain to coastal and basin areas but snow to very low mountain elevations.


San Diego 911 Dispatchers Accused of Blowing Off Calls About Teen Who Was Kidnapped, Shot

A woman who was shot three times and left a quadriplegic last spring is suing San Diego for gross negligence, contending that police dispatchers failed to take seriously multiple 911 calls from her mother.


Ballast Point Heads 'Made in San Diego Block Party' in Little Italy

The brands that call San Diego home – from craft breweries to food and music – will soon come together for a hometown block party in Little Italy spearheaded by local brewery, Ballast Point.


How and why Padres went after Manny Machado

For the Padres, plans are made with the idea they will give way to new plans. And debt reduction, it turned out, was for such a time as this. The team getting its financial house in order paid off — or allowed it to give a big payday — sooner than expected.


Inclement weather shelter activated as rain, chilly weather hits San Diego

Father Joe's Villages and Connections Housing Downtown will accommodate more than 150 additional homeless residents needing shelter Wednesday and Thursday night, according to the San Diego Housing Commission.


Crews Build 'Secondary Fencing' at Otay Mesa Border

The first panels of a secondary border fencing went up in Otay Mesa Monday, as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials continue with multiple barrier projects in the region.


Latest location of California bikini-barista coffee shop encounters criticism: 'Just disgusting'

The opening of a new bikini-barista coffee stand in California’s Bay Area is drawing the eyes – and the ire – of nearby residents. The latest location of Pink Pantherz Espresso, a coffee chain that employs bikini- or lingerie-clad servers, is being criticized as “disgusting” and “disrespectful” afte


'Van life’ becoming more popular in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Would you give up your house or apartment for a more mobile lifestyle? It’s a trend that’s getting more and more popular as people with good jobs are choosing to live in vans and school buses.


Major Shake-Up at San Diego’s Water Department

The City of San Diego has announced a major overhaul of its troubled water department. The changes come after a year of public outcry over billing concerns and accusations of mismanagement. The Public Utilities Department has also been accused of lacking transparency and providing inaccurate informa


San Diego named one of Forbes' top 14 destinations in 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — You may notice a few more tourists around San Diego this year. That's because San Diego was recently named to Forbes' Top 19 Destinations of 2019 . The list, in no particular order, San Diego was named alongside destinations including Singapore, the Grand Canyon, Istanbul, and Par


Billionaire Donor to President Trump Accused of Ripping Tenants Off

A Southern California billionaire developer and one of President Donald Trump’s largest political donors has been accused of wrongly keeping millions of dollars in rental security deposits from thousands of tenants across Los Angeles.


New State Law Is Forcing San Diego to Grapple With Its Lack of Recovery Options for Homeless Patients

♦♦♦ For years, Californians have heard horror stories about vulnerable homeless patients being dumped back onto the street, still wearing hospital gowns. Then-state Sen. Ed Hernandez, who represented San Gabriel Valley cities, responded last year with legislation mandating that hospitals document he