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The “Blue Envelope” program will assist special-needs individuals during their interactions with law enforcement

A new program is set to launch in the San Diego area, which aims to assist individuals with autism, anxiety, dementia, and other conditions to communicate effectively with law enforcement personnel during stressful situations, such as emergencies and traffic stops. The program is designed to promote inclusivity and serve as…

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Hearing Begins for Plastic Surgeon Facing Murder Charge in Patient’s Death

A preliminary hearing began Thursday in the case against Dr. Carlos Chacon, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Megan Espinoza, a 36-year-old mother of two. Espinoza died at a hospital more than a month after undergoing a breast augmentation operation at Chacon’s Divino Plastic Surgery center in Bonita on Dec. 19,…

Woman Sentenced 18 Years to Life for Shooting Woman Found Dead in Bonita

 Evaline Janet Lemus, 32, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the shooting death of 22-year-old La Mesa resident Kimberly Gutierrez, whose body was found near a cul-de-sac at the end of Quarry Road on Oct. 20, 2021. A deputy on patrol near Sweetwater Summit Regional Park found the body at around 3 a.m. that day,…

Tips Sought in Bonita Residential Burglary

The thief, a heavyset man who appeared to be 25 to 35 years old, walked into the house in the 400 block of Carvalos Drive in Bonita shortly before noon on Aug. 22, grabbed a pair of Hermes blankets valued at $5,000 each, and fled, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. A surveillance…

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