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DA, Sheriff target North County gangs

The Preliminary Injunction is against more than two dozen members of two street gangs operating primarily in Escondido.

H1N1 vaccine available to all starting today

With demand from high-risk groups declining and supply steadily increasing, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is announcing that the H1N1 vaccine will be available to everyone starting today.

School Board race turns nasty with leaked email

An email sent by Kevin Beiser, candidate for San Diego Unified School Board, District B, was posted to the Internet last Friday. Supporters of Beiser believe this was done as an attempt to harm the openly gay candidate’s campaign.

San Diego cabbie strike likely to grow

More San Diego taxi drivers are expected to go on strike today, joining striking Yellow Cab drivers who say they took at least 150 cabs out of circulation over the weekend.

Coast Guard vessel hits pleasure boat, killing boy

An 8-year-old boy was killed and five others injured when a Coast Guard vessel struck a pleasure boat during the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.

District settles litigation over free speech violations

After the threat of a court order forced Fallbrook High School to allow publication of a previously censored article and editorial in the student newspaper, the Fallbrook Union High School District voted to settle a lawsuit filed to enforce the free speech rights of student journalists and the faculty advisor of a nationally award-winning newspaper.

$15 million available for first-time homebuyers

Local first-time homebuyers may be able to take advantage of state funds awarded to the County of San Diego Department of Housing and Community Development, through the Mortgage Credite Certificate program.

County jobless rate drops slightly

The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped slightly last month to 10.3 percent, down from a revised 10.7 percent in October, a state agency reported today.

$1.25 Million to benefit two Balboa Park Gardens

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders yesterday announced a major gift from the estate of Thomas and Lilyan Frank that will fund the continued upkeep of two of Balboa Park’s famed gardens.