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Wrong-Way Crash; Heat Wave; New Zoo Habitats: Patch PM

Patch logo Patch 6/1/2021 Kristina Houck
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – Missed today's headlines? Here are the Patch stories from San Diego County that people are talking about today:

San Diego Zoo Opens Komodo Dragon And Hummingbird Habitats

"We are thrilled to offer our guests the chance to connect with wildlife in new and exciting ways."

Some Patient Info Acquired In Scripps Health Ransomware Attack

Scripps said it was working to notify 147,267 people so they can take steps to protect their information.

Woman Killed, 4 Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash On I-5 In Carmel Valley

The crash happened on southbound I-5 at Carmel Valley Road, near state Route 56, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Man Killed In Crash Into Concrete Wall In Carlsbad Neighborhood

The 54-year-old Carlsbad man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In South Bay

Police were searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Chula Vista.

Man Accused In Fatal Boat Crash Near Point Loma Arraigned

The indictment against 39-year-old Antonio Hurtado includes charges of attempted bringing in illegal aliens resulting in death.

Heat Wave Expected This Week In San Diego Area

The torrid conditions will increase combustion hazards in the mountains and deserts, the NWS advised.

Family Displaced After East County Apartment Fire

A family of four was displaced when a fire destroyed the roof of their Spring Valley apartment.

Man Dies While In Custody At San Diego Central Jail

Lester Daniel Marroquin, 35, was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday, according to a San Diego County Sheriff's Department statement.

San Diego Residents, Tourists Reminded To Give Sea Lion Pups Space

Sea lion pupping season runs until Oct. 31.

Got The Vaccine At CVS In San Diego? Big Prizes Could Await

CVS will give away Super Bowl tickets, vacations and cash to encourage people in San Diego County to get vaccinated.

San Diego Ranked Among Worst Cities For Mosquitoes

San Diego is among the 50 cities where pest control company Orkin got the most calls from April 2020-March 2021.

Coachella, Stagecoach Music Festivals Announced For 2022

The Coachella Valley economy has lost millions of dollars due to the absence of both festivals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SoCal Teen Shoves Bear To Save Her Dogs

Watch: A viral TikTok video showed a girl lunging into her backyard to push a bear off a wall after the large beast threatened her dogs.

CA May Require Masks For Indoor Workers Until 2022 [Survey]

Cal/OSHA recommends that the state keep a July 31 deadline to update some safety rules instead of lifting them on June 15. Take our survey.

Should CA Release 76K Inmates Early? Patch Readers Weigh In

Three-quarters of CA's district attorneys sued the state Wednesday to block the state from releasing thousands of inmates early. [Survey]

Can California Withstand A Teacher Retirement Boom?

CA schools could be facing the largest number of teacher retirements ever, but factors like enrollment drops should take the sting out.

Death Penalty Faces Critical Test: Will California High Court Raise Bar?

The death penalty in California could be on the precipice of a dramatic change.

From the weekend:

San Diego County Reports 45 New COVID-19 Cases As Officials Urge Caution

"We must continue taking precautions to protect San Diegans who can't or won't get vaccinated," said Dr. Wilma Wooten.

10 Motorists Arrested At Mission Bay Sobriety Checkpoint

Of the 2,661 vehicles passing through the checkpoint, 990 vehicles were screened and 11 drivers evaluated.

Chula Vista Police Investigate Disappearance Of At-Risk Woman

Pang Vue was described as an Asian woman, about 4-foot, 10-inches tall, weighing 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Head-On Collision Shuts Down State Route 78 In Ramona

Both directions of state Route 78 were shut down near Ramona Oaks RV Resort after a head- on collision.

Man Injured In San Diego Hit-And-Run Crash

A 49-year-old man was hit by a car while crossing a San Diego street Monday morning and the motorist fled the scene.

North County Transit District Resumes Coaster Weekend Service

The North County Transit District will resume its traditional Coaster summer schedule Saturday.

Point Loma 7-Eleven Held Up At Gunpoint, Robber At Large

A Point Loma 7-Eleven store was held up at gunpoint Monday morning by a man who remains at large, according to police.

San Diego Humane Society Rescues Downed Horse Near I-15

A horse trailer that was being hauled by a vehicle on Interstate 15 became compromised on Saturday, causing three horses to fall down.

CA Aims To Reduce Number Of Out-Of-State UC Students

Leaders in CA's Legislature hope to strike a deal this week on a proposal to drastically reduce the number of international students.

CA Offers Huge Vaccine Incentive: A Chance To Win $1.5 Million

Every California that becomes vaccinated will be entered into $116.5 million "Vax for the Win" lottery with dozens of winners.

California's Drought Became Dire In May — Here's What To Expect

Much of California is already drier than at the end of the last seven-year drought. It's time to conserve water and brace for fires.

Californians May Have To Continue To Wear Masks In The Workplace

Cal/OSHA recommended that CA shift to a July 31 deadline for updating pandemic safety rules instead of lifting restrictions on June 15.

600 CA DUI Suspects Arrested Over The Weekend Before Memorial Day

Since the California Highway Patrol triggered its Maximum Enforcement Period on Friday night, hundreds of motorists have been arrested.

Horse Rescued; Masking Extension For Workplaces | SoCal In Brief

Took a break from the news this weekend? Not to worry, we've rounded up some of the stories you missed in SoCal on Saturday and Sunday.

Community Mourns; 'Kickback' Party Gone Wild: Top CA Stories

The sandy stretch that delighted "Dr. Beach," UFOs, Kincade Fire settlement, Memorial Day dining deals and more this week from California.

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