Firefighter Who Died in Blaze Was on Elite Hotshot Crew

A California firefighter killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles was identified Tuesday as a member of an elite Hotshot crew dedicated to fighting wildfires. Charles Morton, 39, a San Diego native, was a 14-year veteran of the U.S...
Photo of an aerial view of the coast and Pacific Ocean taken flying in to San Clemente Island

US Marines ID All 9 People Killed in Sea-Tank Sinking

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. Only one of their bodies was found, despite an intense days-long search involving helico...
Photo of a baby Weedy Sea Dragoon

San Diego Aquarium Breeds Rare Weedy Sea Dragon in Captivity

SAN DIEGO — A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred the rare weedy sea dragon, the lesser known cousin of the sea horse that resembles seaweed when floating. The babies with leafy appendages are less than an inch long, and have eaten their firs...
Border Patrol vehicle

Authorities Find Longest Southwest Border Smuggling Tunnel

SAN DIEGO — U.S. authorities on Wednesday announced the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the Southwest border, stretching more than three-quarters of a mile from an industrial site in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Diego area. “This one ...