domestic violence

LAKESIDE SHERIFF’S SUBSTATION FORMS PARTNERSHIP TO HELP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

 

East County News Service

February 13, 2018 (Lakeside) - More help is now available to victims of domestic violence in the East County. The Lakeside Sheriff's Substation is partnering with a non-profit group to offer direct and immediate assistance to victims.

HOPE RALLY IN EL CAJON DRAWS ATTENTION TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

By Robert Gehr

October 27, 2017 (El Cajon) - The East County Coalition Hope Rally held Tuesday morning in El Cajon was a rousing event! Many women and a few men banded together in solidarity to bring awareness to the plight and sadness of domestic abuse which has become rampant across the country, even the world.

EAST COUNTY RESIDENTS TO RALLY AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OCT. 24

 

 

East County News Service

October 22, 2017 (El Cajon) – The East County Coalition will hold a Hope Rally on Tuesday, October 24th  in El Cajon, where community residents and professionals will walk, rally and give presentations to raise awareness about domestic violence on.  Last year, there were 16,719 domestic violence incidents reported in San Diego County and up to a dozen homicides related to domestic violence. 

HEAR OUR INTERVIEWS: CHIDA WARREN-DARBY, SAN DIEGO VOICE AND VIEWPOINT EDITOR

 

East County News Service

October 13, 2017 (San Diego) – Recently,  we sat down for a two-part interview with Chida Warren-Darby, co-publisher of the San Diego Voice and Viewpoint newspaper. Chida is one of the youngest  black co-publishers in the U.S.

In part one, she discussed her experience as a survivor of domestic violence and her participation in “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”, a YWCA event to help domestic violence survivors.

In part two, she talked about issues impacting the African-American community in San Diego, from police use of force to the process for choosing a new San Diego Police Chief.

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SUPREME COURT: DOMESTIC ABUSERS CAN BE BARRED FOR LIFE FROM OWNING GUNS

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 27, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – By a 6-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld a federal law that allows a person to be banned for life from owning a gun if they commit domestic abuse “recklessly,” even if the actions were not premeditated.

BILL WOULD HELP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS PROTECT THEIR PETS

 

East County News Service

March 15, 2016 (Washington D.C.) -- Many domestic violence victims report staying in abusive and dangerous relationships out of fear of leaving their beloved pets behind. Their abusers often threaten to harm or even kill their pets if they attempt to leave. Studies have shown this is the case for one out of every four women trying to escape domestic violence, Change.org reports.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUSPECT HITS DEPUTY'S CAR HEAD-ON

 

East County News Service

March 1, 2015 (Santee)—Eddie Martin, a 41-year-old man wanted for a domestic violence incident, is under arrest after fleeing, then crashing head-first into a responding deputy’s patrol car in Santee last night.

WANTED FUGITIVE ROBERT RANQUL NOWLIN: KNOWN TO FREQUENT EAST COUNTY

 

March 28, 2014 (San Dieg) -- The Sheriff's Department, San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force (FTF) and Crime Stoppers advise the public to be on the lookout for Robert Ranqul Nowlin. He is wanted on child endangerment, domestic violence and burglary charges. He has a tattoo on his right wrist with the letters "GD."

"NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN": DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RALLY IN EL CAJON

 

By Ariele Johannson       

November 13, 2013 (El Cajon) – In observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the crowd shouted, “No more violence! No more pain!” as they rounded the turn into Prescott Promenade off Main Street in El Cajon with signs and energetic chanting. The East County Domestic Violence Coalition “Not to be Forgotten” rally on Friday, October 18 was also a memorial for the 26 San Diego County victims, some from East County, who lost their lives in 2012 in domestic violence tragedies.

BROTHER STABBED WHILE PROTECTING HIS SISTER IN LA MESA, REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION WITH CHEST WOUND

 

May 20, 2013 (La Mesa) – A man who reportedly choked his girlfriend until she lost consciousness and threw her against a closet is under arrest for stabbing his girlfriend’s brother.  

La Mesa Police received a report of the stabbing at 1:43 a.m. in the 7100 block of Waite Drive.  When officers arrived, they found the brother, 21, lying near a sidewalk and rendered treatment. A perimeter was set up and the suspect, Mark Hernandez Cervantes, 28, of San Diego surrendered shortly after.

During the investigation, officers learned of the altercation between the suspect and his girlfriend prior to the stabbing.  When she regained consciousness, the victim called her mother, who came to the apartment with the young woman’s brother.  The female victim did not require medical attention. 

SWAT TEAM ENDS STAND-OFF WITH SWORD-WIELDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUSPECT

 

February 27, 2013 (El Cajon) – SWAT team officers used tear gas to end a six-hour standoff and arrest Ennis Staten, 37, a domestic violence suspect who allegedly battered his wife, then threatened to kill himself and stab officers. 

El Cajon Police officers responded to a report of domestic violence at 353 Dominguez in El Cajon last night at 11:04 p.m. last night (Feb. 26), where a woman told them her husband had struck her repeatedly. Officers found her outside the apartment, suffering from facial injuries. She was transported to a hospital for treatment.

 

 

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ESCONDIDO MAN SHOT AFTER PULLING GUN ON POLICE OFFICER IN THEATER AT CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH

January 13, 2013 (San Diego)--San Diego Police Department homicide detectives are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred inside a movie theater in Carmel Mountain Ranch.

Officers responded at 2:22 p.m., Saturday to a radio call of a domestic violence incident occurring in a parking lot at a shopping center in the 11100 block of Rancho Carmel Drive.  Officers arrived to find the suspect had fled the scene.  Witnesses described seeing the suspect, who was armed with a handgun, run across Rancho Carmel Drive to another shopping center.

HUSBAND ARRESTED IN MURDER OF IRAQI WOMAN IN EL CAJON

By Miriam Raftery

November 9, 2012 (El Cajon)—Shaima Alawadi died a violent death in her El Cajon home, suffering multiple skull fractures.  A note found next to her body  told her to “go home” to her native Iraq, sparking fears in the community that the young Muslim mother of five may have been the victim of a hate crime.

But today, El Cajon Police Chief Jim Redman announced that the victim’s husband, Kassim Alhimidi, has been arrested and charged with her murder.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AFTER TRYING TO TAKE CHILD

 
June 24, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)— Katarzyna Johnson, 28, violated a domestic violence restraining order by entering  a residence in the 200 block of Lilac Drive in unincorporated El Cajon last night at 7:19 p.m., armed with a knife in an effort to take her child.  According to a Sheriff’s news release, Johnson had previously made statements about taking her daughter with her to heaven to see her father, who died recently.  

READER’S EDITORIAL: CHAMBER TAKES OFFICIAL POSITIONS ON KEY STATE LEGISLATION

 

 
By Scott Alevy, President & CEO, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
 
June 6, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--One of the most important services the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce offers to our members (and the entire business community) is our advocacy on local, state and federal legislative issues. We are proud to serve as the voice of the business community in East County, and take that responsibility seriously.

 

READER’S EDITORIAL: HATE TABLOIDS AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES MOCK VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE WITH RAPE “JOKES” AND RACISM

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

 
Warning: Adult content
 
 
 
 
October 3, 2011 (San Diego)--October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. So how did The Koala welcome in the month? Tabloid owner George Lee Liddle III of San Diego, released the latest issue of The Koala at Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), with the message that rape, violence, racism, homophobia, sodomy of minors and forced pornography are laughable entertainment. Students and faculty at CSUSM have had enough, and they are calling on members of all three San Diego County public university communities to take action.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COVERAGE OF WOMEN’S PREVENTIVE CARE, INCLUDING CONTRACEPTION

 

Covering contraception could save $14.5 billion a year; IOM also recommends coverage of preventative health exams and screenings for domestic violence, cervical cancer, HIV, STDs, gestational diabetes and more

 

Source: Women's Health Policy Report, published by the National Partnership for Women & Families, http://www.nationalpartnership.org/report  

 

July 20, 2011 (Women’s Health Partnership)— July 20, 2011 — U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) should require that new health plans cover all FDA-approved contraception without cost-sharing by consumers under the federal health reform law, an Institute of Medicine panel said in guidelines issued on Tuesday, Politico reports.

READER'S EDITORIAL: A SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RESPOND TO TRAGEDY

By Ray Wong

October 22, 2010 (San Diego)--Last week, a 19-year-old student named Diana Gonzalez was found dead in a men’s bathroom at San Diego City College. Investigators are looking for her estranged husband because there has been a history of domestic violence reported between them. It’s a shocking incident that has made front-page headlines.
 

I work as a counselor at San Diego City College and I don’t want to focus on the horror of the violence. What I want to tell you about is the candlelight vigil organized by the campus Associated Students in front of the school cafeteria Thursday evening in honor of their fellow student.

BLOCK'S BILL SIGNED INTO LAW: WILL PREVENT THOSE WHO SOLICIT MURDER OF A SPOUSE FROM PROFITING OFF CRIME

July 9, 2010 (Sacramento) --Assemblymember Marty Block (D-Lemon Grove) announced today that AB 2674 has been signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger. This legislation closes a loophole in state law that allowed a spouse convicted of soliciting the murder of a husband or wife to reap financial benefits such as community property in retirement and pension benefits from the injured spouse.

THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: FREE PRESENTATION OCT. 27 IN SPRING VALLEY

 

October 5, 2009 (Spring Valley) -- William D. Gore, Sheriff of San Diego County, announces a presentation regarding domestic violence and resources available to those who find themselves in abusive relationships. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 27th 2009, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the San Miguel Fire Station, located at 2850 Via Orange Way in Spring Valley.

CLICK TO HELP LOCAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM QUALITY FOR FUNDING

Jan HedlunJuly 15, 2009 (San Diego)--Gael Streck and Casey Gwinn, of the Family Justice Center in San Diego, are attempting to win an All State Foundation Fundraiser/Grant for the Alliance to help domestic violence victims and their children. By clicking on this website you can help the Alliance win funding to assist domestic violence survivors in our community: www.clicktoempower.org.