Tsunami advisory still in effect for San Diego and Orange Counties

According to the National Weather Service in San Diego, the tsunami advisory is still in effect for Orange County and San Diego County coastal areas. There is no Tsunami watch or warning in effect at this time for the extreme southwestern California coast, however, dangerous currents and surges are possible in harbors and bays. The […]

1.8 aftershock strikes Mt. Palomar area

MOUNT PALOMAR – An 1.8 magnitude aftershock struck the Mount Palomar area, in northern San Diego County, at 7:47 a.m. today, automated detection equipment indicated. The epicenter was 22 miles northeast of Escondido, and the small size of the quake indicates it was likely to have been felt only in the immediate area. The epicenter […]

I-5 shut down both directions while bomb squad disables grenade

SAN CLEMENTE – The San Diego (5) Freeway in San Clemente was shut down in both directions for about two hours today while a bomb squad worked to disable a grenade spotted straddling southbound traffic lanes. The Orange County sheriff’s bomb squad and Camp Pendleton Marines were sent to the scene after the device was […]

Authorities distribute “endangered missing” flier pertaining to missing McStay family

Authorities distribute “endangered missing” flier pertaining to missing McStay family

SAN DIEGO – Sheriff’s deputies today put out a flier showing a Fallbrook couple and their 3- and 4-year-old sons who apparently abandoned their home and left a vehicle in San Ysidro. The flier, describing the family as “endangered missing,” is being distributed by sheriff’s deputies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. […]

Motor home fire causes traffic backup on Interstate 15

RAINBOW – A vehicle fire that occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. this afternoon has caused significant traffic backup on Interstate 15 northbound, extending into Escondido. Authorities say a motor home became engulfed in flames at I-15 and Rainbow Valley Blvd, and as a result two lanes of the freeway were unusable. The 22-foot motor home […]

7,500 gallons of sewage spills into Santa Margarita River

CAMP PENDLETON – An estimated 7,500 gallons of sewage spilled this morning at the intersection of Teamwork St. and Training Street on USMC Camp Pendleton. The spill, which authorities said was caused by a blockage in a manhole, started at 7:30 a.m. and was brought under control at 9 a.m. when crews from the USMC […]

USMC reports Birchfield killed in Afghanistan

CAMP PENDLETON- The United States Marine Corps reports that Lance Corporal Joshua H. Birchfield was killed by small arms fire while on a dismounted patrol conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Friday. Birchfield, a 24-year-old rifleman from Westville, Ind., was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I […]

Governor Schwarzenegger issues statement on death of Camp Pendleton Marine

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Alejandro J. Yazzie of Rock Point, AZ: “Lance Corporal Alejandro Yazzie was a valiant member of our nation’s armed forces and Maria and I were saddened to learn of his death. We will be forever grateful for Alejandro’s selfless service to […]

Recognizing 233 years of black Marines

Recognizing 233 years of black Marines

The United States celebrates February as Black History Month by recognizing the many contributions made by African-Americans throughout history. Although blacks were brought to America as slaves, many African-Americans contributed to the foundation of American society. One of the most prestigious contributions included serving as Marines. “We didn’t learn much about black history growing up,” […]