Homeless man charged with murder in North Park stabbing

A Nov. 14 preliminary hearing has been set for Brandon Kyle Cooper, 36, who is charged with murder in the Memorial Day stabbing of Spencer Thompson, 38, who collapsed from a stab wound in the 2800 block of University Avenue in North Park. The family of Thompson told a television station they believed it was […]

‘Hipster Bandit’ pleads guilty to multiple San Diego bank robberies

The “Hipster Bandit” – so named by the FBI for his stylish clothing and sunglasses he wore to bank robberies – has pleaded guilty to holding up seven banks for a total of $16,120 taken. William Conn Robertson II, 28, will be sentenced Oct. 27 in U.S. District Court and faces a maximum 20 year […]

San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward praises quick removal of Confederate monument in Horton Plaza

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward (District Three) has praised the quick removal of a plaque honoring the Confederacy in San Diego’s Horton Plaza Park Wednesday. “This morning, San Diego City staff acted quickly and decisively to remove a plaque honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis from Horton Plaza Park in Downtown,” said […]

Thousands of families to pedal over San Diego-Coronado Bridge

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The 10th annual Bike the Bay – the only bicycling event across the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge – will bring thousands of people on pedals out Aug. 27 for breathtaking waterfront views followed by the best bike party in the county. This casual bike ride tours 25 miles of the […]

The UCSD early test is now available Fridays at The Center

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Come to The Center for a new, friendly HIV and HCV (Hepatitis C) testing experience. Free HIV and HCV testing is available Monday–Friday 9am-8pm (last test at 7pm) and Saturday 10am-4pm (last test at 3pm). For more information, call 619.692.2077 x101. Along with the OraQuick Rapid Antibody test, The Center will […]

Gay architect placed on probation for ramming parking official

A gay man who angrily drove into a parking enforcement official in La Jolla after he got a parking ticket was sentenced July 28 to 90 days in a work furlough center for felony assault. Peter Alex Dreier, 42, of Hillcrest, apologized to the victim repeatedly for the April 19 incident when Dreier drove into […]

Man who sexually assaulted, then strangled teenage boy gets life without parole

A man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy and strangled him 30 years ago was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Russell Taylor, now 56, said nothing before San Diego Superior Court Judge Michael Smyth sentenced him for the April 28, 1987, murder of Dewan Emerson, whose body was found […]

‘Homeless murders’ suspect committed to mental hospital

A judge has committed Jon David Guerrero to a state psychiatric facility after he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial in four murders of three homeless men including one man who attended Metropolitan Community Church and one woman. San Diego Superior Court Judge Margo Woods read the psychiatric report on Guerrero, 40, and committed […]

San Diego Equal Pay Ordinance approved unanimously

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – An ordinance by San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward (District Three) establishing Equal Pay standards for city contractors was approved Monday on a unanimous 9-0 vote. “For San Diego to fulfill its responsibility as a place where anyone has a fair chance to work hard and succeed, we have to use our […]

Military veterans, local Democratic Club presidents condemn Trump transgender service ban

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  – The presidents of the San Diego Democrats for Equality, Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego and the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club each a veteran of the United States military add their voices to the bipartisan outrage over the discriminatory ban on transgender military service proposed by President Donald Trump. “The […]

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