Fatal Rollover Crash; Charity Fraud; Best Park Systems: Patch PM

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – Missed today’s headlines? Here are the Patch stories from San Diego County that people are talking about today:

Driver Killed In Solo Crash On I-5 In North County

A 66-year-old Oceanside man was killed in a solo crash on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton.

La Jolla Man Sentenced For Charity Fraud Involving Former Rabbi

Bruce Baker, 75, pleaded guilty to reporting more than $2.6 million in charitable donations over the course of several years.

Motorist Badly Injured In East County Collision

A 29-year-old motorist was badly hurt Monday in a head-on collision on a roadway near Sweetwater Reservoir, authorities reported.

Grandmother Killed In Collision With Street-Racing Suspect

Martha Villalobos Romo of San Diego died at the scene of the accident in a South Bay neighborhood.

2021 Best Park Systems: See Where San Diego Parks Rank

Public parks became a necessity during the pandemic, yet millions — mostly low-income and people of color — didn’t have access to them.

Average Gas Price In San Diego County Continues Increasing

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County has risen 125 of the past 137 days.

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Linger Near CA Beaches

Researchers discovered that disease-carrying ticks are more prevelant on California’s beaches and bluffs than previously thought.

CA Utility Protections End In July: Readers Weigh In

A moratorium that prohibits utility companies from pulling the plug on those unable to pay expires July 1. Readers shared their thoughts.

Newsom Says He Won’t Lift Coronavirus State Of Emergency

The Golden State is poised to reopen next week, but last year’s “state of emergency” order will remain in place. What to know.

A Holistic Remedy To Lower Health Care Costs

An Office of Health Care Affordability would end California’s whack-a-mole approach.

When Is The Newsom Recall Election? Maybe Sooner Than You Think

Californians will almost certainly vote this year whether to throw Gov. Gavin Newsom out of office. But when?

From the weekend:

Man Crashes Bird Scooter, Suffers Life-Threatening Head Injuries

A 28-year-old man who was riding a scooter suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell on his head.

San Diego Driver Killed In Crash As Racing Vehicle Runs Red Light

A woman was killed after a street racing suspect crossed onto the wrong side of the road, ran a red light and struck her vehicle.

San Diego Safari Park Condor Chicks Given High-Flying Names

Three California condor chicks hatched at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in March were given names by members of the Kumeyaay bands of SD.

Possible Sewage Contamination Closes Tijuana Slough Shoreline

The ocean shoreline at Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State Park closed Saturday due to contaminated sewage water.

Federal Judge Overturns CA’s Ban On Assault Weapons

Newsom slammed a U.S. Judge’s decision to overturn CA’s three-decade ban on assault weapons, calling it “a direct threat to public safety.”

Police Search For Drug Suspect Who Escaped Custody In San Diego

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department warned the public to keep an eye out for a suspect who escaped custody in San Diego.

Earthquake Swarm Near Salton Sea Felt In San Diego

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook the area near the Salton Sea on Saturday morning following a swath of smaller quakes.

600+ Earthquakes Rattle Salton Sea In CA Over The Weekend: Report

A swarm of small, intermittent quakes kept shaking the area near the Salton Sea on Saturday and Sunday.

CA Fire Destroys 10% Of World’s Towering Sequoias: Study

A once-healthy forest was reduced to a “moonscape” by a single fire, researchers said.

Earthquake Swarm; CA Assault Gun Ban Overturned | 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.

Vaccine Lottery; Teen Vs. Bear; Avengers Campus: Top CA Stories

Take a look at some of the top news stories over the past week from across California.