Man Stabs Wife and Child with Scissors!

scissors What the heck is wrong the world today? This kind of stuff seems to be happening more and more often and it pisses me off. What is responsible for this? Our media? I don’t know, but it needs to stop.

Via San Diego Mercury News:

Police say an enraged San Diego man has been arrested for plunging scissors into the chest of his wife and cutting his 7-year-old son.

Officer Dino Delimitros says the 40-year-old man’s wife called 911 just before 1 a.m. Monday to report she had just been stabbed.

The man, whose name hasn’t been released, barricaded himself in the home but surrendered and was arrested when police threatened to send in police dogs.

The woman and her son were taken to a hospital and they are expected to survive.

The woman has two puncture wounds and the boy has a cut hand.

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Coldest July in Almost One Hundred Years

cold-weather Call me crazy, but I just didn’t feel it. Maybe I was indoors too much or out on the beach, but I really didn’t notice that it was that cold.

Via 760 KFMB AM:

It was anything but a scorching hot July in San Diego.

The National Weather Service says San Diego had the coolest month of July in nearly 100 years.

The average high temperature for July at Lindbergh Field was a little more than 69 degrees. That’s the coolest since 1916 and the fifth lowest on record.

The only break from the cool weather in July came during a mid-month heat wave that sent temperatures soaring into the 80’s downtown and 90’s for inland areas.

In Mission Beach, most people said they weren’t too thrilled by July’s cool weather.

Do You Need Storage Units in San Diego?

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Storage units in San Diego can be very beneficial to those with basements or attics that are either full of junk or not able to be stored anymore. For example, a basement may be too damp or could possibly flood. Valuable antiques can’t be stored safely in a basement that can possibly be flooded at any moment. Furthermore, an attic may not be good for storage due to lack of safe access or maybe it’s already full with items. Secure, cleanly, storage units can prove useful to anyone whose storage capacities are not reliable.

You’ll want to make sure that the facility has a good security system. It is of prime importance that you store your belongings in a place that you trust can protect your most cherished valuables. Some features that you should ask about are CCTVs, a continuous monitoring and surveillance system, a working fire and theft alarm, and the quality of storage manager. Resident managers are the best as they are always on site and have a vested interest in keeping the storage units in San Diego safe and secure.

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Sledgehammer-Wielding Man Shot By Police

sledgehammer I bet a lot of people can relate to this poor guy. The crappy economy really has a lot of people down and out and I bet many people would like to take a sledghammer and destroy a few things to vent.

Via Mercury News:

San Diego police have shot and wounded a man they say appeared distraught over financial problems and threw a sledgehammer at officers.

A man in his 40s was shot in the chest and leg on Sunday at his home in the Encanto area but Capt. Jim Collins says his wounds aren’t life-threatening. His name wasn’t released.

Collins says the man’s wife reported that he’d had trouble sleeping and woke her up Sunday morning to say the couple and their two young children were losing everything.

Collins says the man got a sledgehammer smashed the windows of a tow truck and two other cars in the driveway.

Collins says the man also had several knives. He says arriving officers confronted the man and fired when he threw the hammer and a knife at them.

Floatopia in San Diego Might Be Killed!

san diego floatopia drinking ban This agression will not stand! Hell no! I can’t believe they are possibly going to ban offshore drinking and effectively kill the wonderful gathering of drunks known as Floatopia! Well… actually I can. The city council is full of idiots.

Via Associated Press:

San Diego’s City Council may let the air out of so-called "floatopia" parties where people booze it up on inner tubes offshore.

The council meets this afternoon to consider closing a loophole in the city’s ban on the beach use of alcohol.

Officials say people have been skirting the law by gathering by the thousands to party in Mission Bay on surfboards, inner tubes and other flotation devices.

Authorities say partygoers have left trash in the water and lifeguards have had to make dozens of rescuers.

The City Council will consider banning alcohol use offshore except for people on boats.

Navy Officer Dies in Fall at Maritime Museum

san-diego-Maritime-Museum Wow… what a loss. Such a sad way to die for such a great person who has given so much to this country.

A former U.S. Navy officer fell to his death from the mast of one of the world’s oldest working ships at San Diego’s Maritime Museum on Sunday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Museum volunteer Gregory Vance Gushaw, 68, hit his head as he plunged through a rope ladder on 1863 sailing vessel Star of India — and was pulled unconscious from the water by colleagues.

He was pronounced dead at 10:55 a.m., officials said, 40 minutes after he fell from a yard on the 140ft forward mast.

Gushaw was about 50ft up when he fell, while training with fellow crew members. He was wearing a safety harness and was familiar with the training exercise, Maritime Museum President and CEO Ray Ashley said.

It is unclear whether the harness failed or if Gushaw was not using it.

The cause of death was still unknown, with police investigating claims he suffered a medical episode before falling.

Ashley said Gushaw was a longtime volunteer, tour guide and member of the museum’s board of trustees.

“We are all one big family," said Ashley, describing his friend as a good-natured, accomplished man.

Iron-hulled historic attraction Star of India is the world’s oldest ship that still sails regularly.

Swedish Tourist Vanished Durign Jog in Escondido

swedish-flag Damn. Can’t even go on a freaking jog without being scared these days. What is this world coming to?

San Diego County authorities are searching for a Swedish tourist who vanished last week while jogging in a rural area near Escondido.

Dogs trained to find human remains will be used in Monday’s hunt for 33-year-old Reza Lavasani Dana.

A friend reported Dana missing on Thursday after losing track of Dana during a mile-long (1,600-meter) jog.

Dozens of people aided by search dogs scoured the area of Meadow Lake Country Club on Friday and Saturday.

Authorities say Dana had been in the U.S. about a week before he vanished and was not familiar with the Escondido area.