A Look at What's Happening Across the County

La Jolla Patch takes a quick look at the top read news stories in the county.

With 13 Patch sites in San Diego County from Camp Pendleton to Imperial Beach and out to Ramona, it is hard to keep track of what our neighbors are up to. Here is a little sneak peak. For more hyperlocal news, visit Patch.com.


Max Shacknai, 6, the son of a wealthy Arizona businessman whose family has become embroiled in drama and tragedy, has died, his father's company announced Sunday. The boy was injured in a fall last Monday at his father's oceanfront summer home, the historic Spreckels mansion. Two days later his father's girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, was found dead in the same home, nude and bound. Authorities have yet to discuss her cause of death.


Rancho Bernardo:

A Rancho Peñasquitos man is in custody after allegedly shoving his teenage sister from an upstairs balcony and killing his mother—a San Diego police detective—early Monday morning, police and neighbors said.


Imperial Beach:

The iconic U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition will return for it’s 31st year July 22-24, potentially bringing hundreds of thousands of people to Imperial Beach. Get the 411.



The last movie in the Harry Potter series premiered moments after midnight Friday, with fanatic audiences across the nation packing theaters into the wee hours of the morning—and by sunrise, Potter mania had reached Cardiff. Residents awoke to find the Cardiff Kook statue dressed as Harry Potter, which is the latest in a long line of costumes pranks. 



Police have arrested two more suspects in connection with the in April, after being advised on Saturday that the U.S. citizens were being deported from Mexico, according to Carlsbad police. Eight people have now been charged in the death of Michael Sahagun, who was gunned down in a garage outside his home on April 1.


La Mesa:

Seven people were displaced by a fire that broke out in the 5000 block of Thorne Drive on Sunday afternoon, but no serious injured were reported, according to Heartland Fire & Rescue.


Camp Pendleton:

Oceanside Buys Armored Vehicle

The Oceanside Police Department says the purchase of an armored vehicle will help in the fight against terrorism.



Santee tap water met all Environmental Protective Agency and State of California health standards for drinking water in 2010. This report explains what is, and isn’t, in your water.


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