National City man sentenced to prison for transporting teens for prostitution

National City man sentenced to prison for transporting teens for prostitution

By SDCN Editor San Diego, CA–A National City man was sentenced in federal court on Jan. 5 to 106 months in prison for transporting two teens from San Diego to Phoenix, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas for prostitution. U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Bencivengo also admonished Kenneth Tenorio, 54, saying, “You just took advantage of…

Health officials issue warning to south bay beaches due to high bacteria levels

Health officials issue warning to south bay beaches due to high bacteria levels

By Gina Yarbrough San Diego, CA–The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health and Quality has issued a warning for Silver Strand Shoreline due to elevated bacteria levels in the ocean. According to health officials, bacteria levels have exceeded state health standards and may cause illness to the public.  Health officials are urging beachgoers to…

Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Olivia Rodrigo to perform at Grammy Awards

Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Olivia Rodrigo to perform at Grammy Awards

By SDCN Editor Santa Monica, CA–Grammy award winners and current nominees Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Olivia Rodrigo will perform at the 66th annual Grammy Awards on February 4 live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Before the telecast, the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will be broadcast live from the Peacock Theater at 12:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on live.Grammy.com. This first…

La Jolla Music Society to host Valentine’s Day performances

La Jolla Music Society to host Valentine’s Day performances

By SDCN Editor San Diego, CA–The La Jolla Music Society is pulling out all the stops in February, showcasing the wide variety and depth of artistic offerings carefully curated each season by Artistic Director Leah Rosenthal. Appearing for the first time in San Diego, the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company performs top-notch ballet that’s…

Three individuals charged with running multimillion-dollar pyramid scheme

Three individuals charged with running multimillion-dollar pyramid scheme

By SDCN Editor San Diego, CA–An indictment was unveiled Friday revealing charges against a U.S. citizen currently living in Canada for masterminding a multimillion-dollar pyramid scheme operating under the banner of 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle LLC.  Additionally, guilty pleas from his co-conspirators, involved in the same fraudulent scheme, were made public that same day.. According…

SANDAG board approves action plan to resolve regional tolling system

SANDAG board approves action plan to resolve regional tolling system

By SDCN Editor San Diego, CA–In a significant development, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Board of Directors, led by Chairwoman Nora Vargas of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, gave the green light to an action plan aimed at addressing persistent deficiencies in the tolling system and initiating the implementation of a…

Disciples of Martin Luther King Jr. Failed to Champion Palestinian Dream

Disciples of Martin Luther King Jr. Failed to Champion Palestinian Dream

Photos courtesy of the King Center, Atlanta, GA. By Danny R. Johnson – Political News Editor People of all ideological and religious stripes are prone to using the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to fit whatever agenda they have now. The nearly six decades since his death are rife with misappropriation, like when…

Major grant supports creation of Urban Nature Alliance for CA

Major grant supports creation of Urban Nature Alliance for CA

By SDCN Editor San Diego, CA–The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) has received a grant of nearly $800,000 from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to launch a statewide urban nature alliance and continue San Diego-based community science in urban canyons. The funds will support a three-year effort to coordinate and enhance biodiversity and environmental…

County’s program eases path to homeownership for first-time buyers

County’s program eases path to homeownership for first-time buyers

By SDCN Editor San Diego, CA–Empowering first-time homebuyers, San Diego County’s Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program is a beacon of hope for those with incomes at 80 percent or below the annual area median income.  The program addresses the diverse needs of individuals, with income thresholds ranging from $77,200 for a single adult…