U-T San Diego

Escondido police chief apologizes for gag gift

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California police chief has apologized for a holiday party gag prize that included mug shots of intoxicated people. U-T San Diego says photos of alcoholics arrested under a habitual […]


Assisted living fines go uncollected in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California regulators fail to collect half the fines levied on assisted living homes for failing to properly care for elderly residents. When they do, payments often arrive late. U-T San Diego […]


An oarfish washed up on the beach near Oceanside. This rare, snakelike sea creature measured nearly 14 feet long. According to the Catalina Island Marine Institute, oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet, making them the longest bony fish in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Bussey)

New 14-foot ‘sea serpent’ found in Southern Calif.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a ‘sea serpent’ attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach. This time the rare, snakelike oarfish washed up Friday afternoon in Oceanside. […]



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