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Couple crashes, abandons new $220G Lamborghini

Lamborghini - Fox News

Police searched Tuesday for the owner of a luxury Italian sports car that crashed along a La Jolla roadside and was abandoned by its two occupants, reportedly only hours after it was bought for around a quarter- million dollars, Fox 5 San Diego reported.


Former San Diego mayor admits $1 billion in gambling losses

Maureen O'Connor

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor acknowledged in federal court Thursday that she took $2 million from her late husband's charitable foundation to pay for her addiction to video poker — and lost $1 billion wagering over the course of a decade.


Officer shoots suspect in San Diego movie theater

Police shot and critically wounded a man Saturday suspected of chasing his girlfriend with a handgun across a shopping mall parking lot before ducking into a movie theater where officers confronted him.


Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

Ravi Shankar

Pandit Ravi Shankar, the best known contemporary Indian musician, died Tuesday evening in San Diego, Calif. He was 92. The sitar star's website announced his death.


Romneys, caught in housing bust, got tax cut in La Jolla

Reassessment of their $12-million home, one of many reductions in San Diego County, has saved $109,000 over four years... Mitt and Ann Romney were easily able to afford a $12-million La Jolla home. But that didn't insulate them from the winds buffeting the real estate market in the months following their purchase in 2008. After paying cash for the Mediterranean-style house with 61 feet of beach frontage, they asked San Diego County for dramatic property tax relief.

Senh: I don't see anything wrong with this. Everyone's house value went down. They have the right to contest the county's assessment of their home value and pay the appropriate amount of property tax.


Big Bay Boom indeed: San Diego fireworks go up all at once


Those watching the Big Bay Boom in San Diego's Glorietta Bay witnessed what was either an accidental fireworks display -- or a very disappointing fireworks show... A computer glitch apparently caused the fireworks mishap that disappointed thousands of people who camped out to watch the Big Bay Boom in San Diego's Glorietta Bay Wednesday night, when they got more of a Big Bay Bust.


Snigdha Nandipati wins National Spelling Bee

Snigdha Nandipati

Snigdha Nadipati of San Diego clinched the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee title with the French word guetapens.


Junior Seau's home burglarized days after death

NFL legend Junior Seau's beach front San Diego-area home was burglarized only days after the football great apparently committed suicide, Fox 5 reports.


Student left in cell for 4 days files $20M claim

Daniel Chong, a San Diego student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for nearly five days after he was allegedly forgotten about, has filed a claim for $20 million.


Calif. Man Forgotten in Cell Says He Drank Urine


A San Diego college student who federal drug agents forgot and left in a holding cell for five days without food, water or access to a toilet said Tuesday that he drank his own urine to survive.


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