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Gunman fires assault rifle into active Hillcrest eatery, no injuries reported

Police have arrested a man who could face nine counts of attempted murder.

Hillcrest was a hotbed of police activity on Tuesday night when police responded to reports of a shooter in front of the Asian Bistro on University Avenue. One man is in custody. 

It happened at about 7:40 pm when people heard a rapid succession of gunfire from what authorities are calling an "assault style" rifle.

Hillcrest Pride flag vandalized, local businesses take action with fundraiser

Vandals mar historic Hillcrest LGBT landmark.

A Hillcrest landmark that is supposed to signify unity, freedom, and beauty was marred by vandalism last week (Feb. 6).

Two plaques beneath the Pride Flag on University Avenue and Normal Street were scratched up and damaged with what looks like an object sharp enough to make deep gashes in the surface.

Man uses his dog to attack 50-year-old man in North Park during altercation

Just after 9 pm Sunday night, two men were involved in a verbal argument in the south alley of 2900 El Cajon Blvd in North Park. 

According to police, the 27-year-old suspect had his pit bull with him and threatened to release it on the other man. 

Two arrested for attempting to bring Ecstasy aboard gay cruise

Two men were arrested on Sunday when Homeland Security agents discovered they had a suitcase full of illegal drugs which they planned to bring on board a gay cruise. 

Security agents thwarted the attempts of government contractors Peter Melendez, 35, and Robert Koehler, 27, after intercepting emails in which they discussed their alleged plans. 

"Creepy" Diet Coke napkins on Delta flights removed

Invasive gimmick gets puled from Delta flights.

In this digital age of app-based dating, the need for invading a stranger's space with handwritten love notes might seem creepy. 

That's at least what people were saying about beverage napkins supplied by Coke on Delta Airlines. The airline has since removed the serviettes from rotation. 

A small history of Nancy Pelosi clapping behind other presidents

The clap heard around congress at the State of the Union Address.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's clap heard around the world at Tuesday night's State of the Union Address was definitely something worth paying attention to especially since her applause in the past even for Republican presidents has been a little more jovial. 

Openly gay teacher in Mexico found murdered in home

Hugo Mendez was fund stabbed to death in his home in Puebla, Mexico.

Hugo Mendez was found murdered at his home in Puebla Mexico last week, he was openly gay. 

His neighbors found Mendez's body which had sustained multiple stab wounds; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Along with teaching in San Lorenzo Teotipilco, Mendez also taught dance and costume design. He was also known for his activism and charitable volunteer work.