San Diego, California - The commanding officer of Crew 106 for the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) was relieved of his duties Thursday.

San Diego, California - Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), will travel to San Diego October 14-15 to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference.

San Diego, California - Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulled into San Diego, Oct. 10, after completing a successful six-day sea trials and officially marking the completion of a 20-month extended planned incremental availability.

San Diego, California - The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and LCS Crew 111 returned to their homeport of San Diego Friday, following a 23-month rotational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific area of operation.

San Diego, California - Stuart Teshima, the former Chief Financial Officer of a large San Diego-based Department of Defense contracting firm, pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $825,000 from the company over the course of eight years.  Teshima admitted that he stole the money while he was employed as Vice President, then Senior Vice President, and finally as the CFO of the victim company. 

San Diego, California - As part of a 90-day pilot project, County Animal Services will open its three regional shelters to the public on Sundays, starting October 23.

St. Louis, Missouri - If you love San Diego County Parks, know that it is in rare company. The County Parks and Recreation Department earned reaccreditation this week from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.