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Costa Mesa PD: Jewelry store owner found with serious injuries after kidnapping, robbery The man was found in Santa Ana the day after he was reported missing.

San Jose: Armed men rob three UPS trucks in two days SAN JOSE - Armed men robbed three UPS trucks in San Jose this week, including two on Wednesday night, police said. In each of the robberies, the suspects approached the truck and ordered the driver to open the door, said San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia.

2019 Silver Pigskin Gala Live from the hangar bay of the USS Midway Museum, it’s the 2019 Silver Pigskin Gala! Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Silver Pigskin Gala.

Saddles in Service to provide training for East County fire explorers SAN DIEGO - While our first responders protect the safety of the public, our heroes still have to protect their own mental wellness. The nonprofit Saddles in Service uses horseback riding along with other outdoor training to help people embrace their strengths.

Ex-sergeant alleges dozens of internal affairs complaints were buried by OC Sheriff's Department without investigation A retired Orange County sheriff's sergeant testified in a confidential personnel hearing that dozens of complaints against sheriff's employees - some alleging criminal activity - have sat gathering dust in internal affairs, some of them intentionally buried to protect favored deputies.

San Diego County Council on Aging hosting annual holiday luncheon SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Council on Aging is an organization that is dedicated to bettering the lives of the elderly through community events and forums. Bryan Devore, Board member with SDCCOA, and Michael Brunker, Vice President of Mission Advancement with the YMCA, were in studio to tell us about it.

UCSD Health part of national initiative to improve senior patient care SAN DIEGO - Older adults are living longer, working longer and staying active longer, but older patients' healthcare can be complicated. UC San Diego Health is the first health care system in San Diego to join the national Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, which is an evidence-based approach to provide high quality of care to seniors.

Former California GOP legislative leader changes to no party A former Republican leader in California's state Assembly is dropping his party affiliation, saying Thursday that he's tired of the political bickering. Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, east of Los Angeles, said he switched to no party preference on Monday and pulled papers Thursday to run for re-election as an independent next year.

Containers left on San Mateo County road spur haz-mat response Firefighters were called to the scene between Highway 92 and Edgewood Road about 2 p.m., said San Mateo County fire Battalion Chief Tim Shiffer. They arrived to find nine 5-gallon containers on the side of the road. Cañada was closed to traffic while firefighters tested the liquid in the containers to see if it was hazardous.

2019 Silver Pigskin Gala Red Carpet Ceremony The stars were out and about ahead of the 2019 Silver Pigskin Gala as they walked the red carpet at the USS Midway Museum! Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Silver Pigskin.

Rosé - Barefoot Our wine tonight is the Rosé from Barefoot Wine and Bubbly. Light Salmon in color. Fruit forward nose of raspberries, strawberries, ted plums, and fresh sliced watermelon. Light, delicate, and sweet yet not syrupy. Slightly effervescent.

Judge tosses out lawsuit against San Onofre operator, regulator and contractor SAN DIEGO - A federal judge turned back a lawsuit filed by a public advocacy group looking to stop the operators of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station from continuing to transfer used-up nuclear fuel at the plant.

Uber Reports Over 3,000 Sexual Assaults Claims In 2018 Uber released a highly-anticipated safety report Thursday that revealed the rideshare company received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in 2018.

Bay Area Voters Ready To Make A Difference In California Primary MORAGA - With the state primary election moved to an earlier date in the coming election year, California may actually have some say in who will be the Democratic nominee. That possibility raises the question: Who among the remaining candidates might spark the interest of the California voters?

Parked car porn session ends in drug bust A Newark man and an Oregon woman who police found watching porn in a parked car in Corte Madera have been jailed on suspicion of dealing drugs.

This Bay Area couple's BART proposal is adorable Generally, when a stranger sits next to you on the BART and starts hitting on you, your first instinct is to tell them to get lost. And that's just how Anuja Kc reacted when she met her now-fiancee Amit Patel on BART. "I got on at Civic Center and sat next to her.

405 Freeway Toll Lanes: LA Metro's Plan Is Good News If You Hate Traffic Enough You'll Pay To Avoid It Widening the 405 didn't fix the traffic nightmare through the Sepulveda Pass. Now Metro is working to expand a program that has proven to alleviate congestion.

Kelli Tennant seeks dismissal of lawsuit against Luke Walton LOS ANGELES - Former sportscaster Kelli Tennant is seeking dismissal of her sexual assault lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, a court document shows. The request for dismissal of the civil case was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

New Details On HWY 108 Rollover Crash That Stalled Traffic Tuolumne County, CA - The CHP has released the name and additional information regarding a major injury crash during Wednesday's evening commute that slowed traffic. The solo vehicle wreck occurred just before 4:30 p.m.

Syringes, stuffed animals, a $1 bill: Beachgoers hit the coast to collect trash after storms The volunteers hope to do their part to clean up the coast after the "first flush" of the season dirtied local beaches. Photos on social media from throughout Southern California show piles of beach trash.

Joe Gibbs honored with NASCAR's award of excellence - Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR's Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surprised with the honor, given at the start of Thursday night's season-ending awards ceremony.

SDSU gets $15M gift for Mission Valley stadium from local philanthropist SAN DIEGO - San Diego State University administrators announced in a news conference Thursday that San Diego philanthropist Dianne L. Bashor has donated $15 million to the university toward construction of the new stadium that will be part of SDSU Mission Valley.

California woman punched mountain lion in effort to save her dog A southern California woman punched a mountain lion and tried to pry its jaws open to save her dog from an attack in her backyard, but the pet was killed, officials said. The woman suffered a minor cut after the mountain lion attacked her miniature schnauzer on Thursday in the city of Simi Valley, the police Sgt Keith Eisenhour told KNBC-TV.

Metro Approves $27M Study Towards 405 Freeway Toll Lanes Through Sepulveda Pass The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thursday approved $27 million in funding for a study towards adding toll lanes on one of the busiest freeways in the nation – the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles.

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