A Huntington Beach man was taken to an area hospital with cuts to his face after his truck veered off a curve and hit a tree on State Route 78, near Weekend Villa Road, around 4 p.m., Monday, reported California Highway Patrol.
According to CHP Officer Dan Matthews, the 35-year-old driver said he was fighting to stay awake and fell asleep as his Ford pickup truck came
A popular Cleveland National Forest hiking trail that had been closed to the public since a teenager fell to his death from a cliff in the area two summers ago reopened today under tightened restrictions.
The western access point to Cedar Creek Falls is available by reservation, with 75 permits for individual visitors or groups of up to five people available each day, at a cost of $6 each, authorities said. The passes can be obtained online at recreation.gov, a federal parks website.
Smoke and flames may be visible from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Friday night as military crews take part in routine firefighting drills, military officials said.
The controlled burns at the northern San Diego USMC installation are scheduled to last for about four hours, starting at 6 p.m., according to the base’s public-affairs office.
The blazes are not expected to cause any visibility problems on nearby roadways, authorities said.
A Ramona man who pleaded guilty to theft from his mother has been sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution.
The sheriff’s department said the projected release of Gerald Timothy Lowe, 41, is July 6 after he received credit for nearly two months in jail. He was arrested on Feb. 6.
A man accused of shooting a male acquaintance outside a trailer home in Julian last week pleaded not guilty today to charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Jeffery Roberson, 47, was ordered held without bail.
Three men who were arrested Feb. 22 on marijuana cultivation charges in Ramona will have a May 14 preliminary hearing in San Diego Superior Court.
The three men — Joshua Bennett Day, 27, Michael Politte, 27, and Justin Andrew Lambert, 29, — have pleaded not guilty to the charges and remain free on bond. They are accused of possession of marijuana for sale and cultivation of marijuana.
Emergency crews are at the scene of a vehicle versus bicycle at Ninth and Main streets.
According to the California Highway Patrol website, the accident involves a Toyota Highlander and a bicycle. No other information is available.
The accident occurred about 8:10 p.m.
Ramona Airport traffic control tower is among the 149 control towers nationwide that will close due to sequestration, the Federal Aviation Administration announced today.
The decision to close the Ramona tower came despite opposition from San Diego County supervisors and Congressman Duncan Hunter, who contend that the closure will jeopardize aerial firefighting in a region prone to wildfire.
Traffic was back to free-flow today on a stretch of State Route 67 where a non-injury weekend wreck shut down the heavily traveled rural road for several hours.
A westbound trailer-hauling truck overturned near Cloudy Moon Drive in eastern Poway about 2:45 p.m. Sunday, possibly due to a stiff gust of wind, according to sheriff’s officials.
A Ramona man received 10 years in state prison March 7 for molesting a 6-year-old girl who was in his wife’s home daycare program in 2007.
Thomas Duane Ochenduszko, 56, said nothing before El Cajon Superior Court Judge Charles Ervin sentenced him after hearing from the girl’s mother and grandfather.