| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:46 AM
A popular San Diego ice skating coach who fled the state after he was accused of possessing child pornography has been arrested in Massachusetts by U. S. Marshals.
Marc Romain Jacque Mandina was taken into custody in Leominster, Mass., on Thursday....
| May 29, 2011
SAN DIEGO -- Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer and for law enforcement agencies it means a rise in summer celebrating with people drinking and driving.
In response to a successful "Avoid the 14" campaign around the winter holidays,...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:58 PM
VISTA, Calif. -- A figure-skating instructor who videotaped a 12-year-old female ice skater taking a shower in his San Marcos home in 2007 pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of child pornography.
Marc Romain Mandina, 41, faces up to one year in...
| Jan 27, 2008
He was known as the guy with the random stories. "When I was in Tahiti . . ." or "When I was in Sydney . . .," he would tell his Army buddies, who listened intently, if just the slightest bit skeptically.
They needn't have been. As a young man, Sgt....
| Feb 9, 2009
| 5:10 PM
Robert G. Ferry, a top helicopter test pilot who flew a record nonstop solo flight from California to Florida in 1966, has died. He was 85.
Ferry, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who later became chief test pilot for Hughes Helicopters, died of...
| Jan 16, 2008
They stood on a small landing strip for private aircraft at Long Beach Airport. A mother and father, a wife, family and friends. They gathered for the arrival of the body of Army Sgt. David J. Hart, who was killed in combat in Iraq.
There were no...
| Oct 29, 2007
Fire victims can apply for federal, state and local assistance at the following locations:
Los Angeles County
Castaic Regional Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road, Castaic 91384
Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway,...
| Dec 10, 2008
A songwriter friend of mine once observed that some people can walk around the block and see the whole world while others can go around the world and not see a thing. Food can work the same way. With the current availability of almost anything from almost...
| Jan 7, 2009
Port Brewing, that home of extreme beers down in San Marcos, Calif., likes to compare this beer to crankcase oil. It certainly has the color, having been brewed with caramel and chocolate malts like a stout. It also has a faint note of vanilla from...
| Oct 1, 2008
KING trumpets that have a texture almost as firm and meaty as young porcini; shimejishimeji that have a flavor that is wonderfully nutty; hen of the woods with a taste as earthy as their name. If you still think the cutting edge in grocery store mushrooms...
| Mar 9, 2009
The music thumps, the lights flash, the shot glasses wait for willing lips. But the bouncers are reduced to kicking at the curb, hoping somebody, anybody, will round the corner. Friday nights are slow lately in Rosarito Beach's party zone, and everyone...