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News Releases

02/10/2020

PDF icon Court Upholds Utility Undergrounding Program

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott today announces that her office has successfully defended the City’s utility undergrounding program against a lawsuit that could have shut down undergrounding for 20 communities.


02/4/2020

PDF icon “Red Flag” Laws Continue to Keep San Diegans Safe

The City Attorney’s Office worked hard in 2019 to keep San Diegans safe from gun violence. With significant support from the San Diego Police Department, the Office obtained gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) against 200 individuals who posed a threat to themselves or others.


01/30/2020

PDF icon Court Upholds Serra Mesa Community Plan Update

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces that a court has found that the public was fully informed, and the City followed the law, when the Serra Mesa Community Plan was amended to include a four-lane roadway, with bicycle lanes and pedestrian pathways, between Serra Mesa and Mission Valley.


01/28/2020

PDF icon City Attorney Updates Public on Smart Streetlights

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott today highlights how the City’s Smart Streetlights program has helped the San Diego Police Department investigate nearly 250 crimes committed on San Diego streets.

10 Things You Should Know About Smart Streetlights


01/16/2020

PDF icon Retired Judges Sought to Serve on Appointing Panel for City’s 2020 Redistricting Commission

The City Attorney’s Office is seeking retired judges to select the volunteer members of the 2020 Redistricting Commission. The Commission is responsible for creating the boundaries of the City’s nine City Council districts to comply with local and federal laws and the results of the 2020 U.S. Census.


01/15/2020

PDF icon City Suing SDG&E for $35 Million

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces that the City of San Diego is suing San Diego Gas & Electric for $35 million, for refusing to honor promises it made when it obtained the exclusive rights to provide gas and electricity to San Diegans in 1971.


12/21/2019

PDF icon Statement from City Attorney Mara W. Elliott Regarding Ruling in Hotel Tax Ballot Measure Challenge

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott issues a statement following a Superior Court judge’s ruling that the language in ballot materials submitted by the City for Measure C complies with all legal requirements.


12/13/2019

PDF icon S.M.A.R.T. Transitional Housing Project Moves Forward

San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces that a transitional housing program that helps low-level drug offenders secure treatment in a safe and supportive environment will move forward with the consent of the California Coastal Commission.


11/22/2019

PDF icon Court Orders Receiver for Drug Flophouse

The City Attorney’s Office obtained a court order for the appointment of a receiver to oversee the cleanup of a Clairemont Mesa property that has plagued neighbors with narcotics activity and trash for years. The receiver will abate the nuisance, oversee renovations, and offer counseling, therapy, or treatment services to the property owner.


11/15/2019

PDF icon San Diego City Attorney Opposes Proposed Opioid Settlement

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces that San Diego is joining other cities and counties across the nation in opposing a proposed settlement between opioid drug manufacturers and four other states’ prosecutors. A letter stating this opposition has been sent to three of the country’s largest drug manufacturers on behalf of nine cities and counties.


11/14/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Files Lawsuit to Protect Elderly and Dependent Adults

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announced today that the City has filed suit against the property owners, manager, and operator of a squalid independent living facility in the College area.


11/4/2019

PDF icon San Diego City Attorney’s Office Awarded Special Drug DUI Prosecution Grant

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announced today that drivers arrested for being under the influence of
drugs in the City of San Diego can expect to face highly trained, specialized prosecutors, funded by a
$198,302 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The grant to the City Attorney’s
Office will continue to fund a team that works drug DUI cases from arrest through conviction and
sentencing.


09/25/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Moves to Dismiss Low-level Marijuana Convictions

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott’s Office is reviewing more than 5,000 low-level marijuana cases. Charges will be systematically dismissed to clear conviction records for acts that are no longer criminal. “Marijuana convictions under obsolete laws should not stand in the way of anyone’s future,” Elliott said.


09/13/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Sues for Unpaid Wages, Overtime, Expenses for Misclassified ‘Gig Economy’ Workers

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott files a lawsuit aimed at protecting tens of thousands of exploited workers in California, alleging the company misclassified employees as independent contractors to evade long-established worker protections.


09/12/2019

PDF icon Independent Living Facility Operator Charged with Elder Abuse, Theft, and Other Crimes

The operator of a squalid independent living facility is charged with willful cruelty to an elder and other crimes related to his housing of vulnerable seniors and dependent adults in a house overrun with trash, rodents and bed bugs. The case is part of the City Attorney’s crackdown on substandard housing and independent living facilities that violate health and safety laws.


09/11/2019

PDF icon Man Sentenced to 240 Days in Custody for Plying Minors with Alcohol

The City Attorney’s Office successfully prosecutes a man who was sentenced to 240 days in custody for furnishing alcohol to a minor during a job interview, after which she drove while intoxicated and crashed her vehicle. The crash killed her passenger, her 19-year-old best friend.


09/9/2019

PDF icon Safe Storage Ordinance Goes into Effect Thursday

San Diego’s Safe Storage for Firearms Ordinance goes into effect Sept. 12, 2019, requiring guns to be safely secured inside the home. The City Attorney proposed the gun-safety law to help reduce accidental shootings of children and other firearm-related injuries and deaths.


07/31/2019

PDF icon Receiver to Fix Up Dangerous Abandoned Buildings

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces that two abandoned buildings that attract drug use and prostitution will be rehabilitated. The property has been vacant for 23 years. “Abandoned buildings attract illegal activities that degrade the quality of our neighborhoods,” Elliott said.


07/17/2019

PDF icon San Diego Wins $15 Million in Lead Paint Case

The City Attorney’s Office prevails in a $15 million lawsuit against paint manufacturers who knowingly put toxic lead in their products long after its destructive health consequences were known. The funds will be used to remove lead paint from older San Diego homes. Though banned decades ago, residual lead paint poisons tens of thousands of children across California each year.


07/15/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Elliott’s Law to Protect Children, Families Passes

The San Diego City Council approved the Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance, City Attorney Mara W. Elliott’s common-sense gun-safety law to reduce accidental shootings of children and other firearm-related injuries and deaths. The Safe Storage law requires that firearms in a residence be stored in a locked container or disabled by a trigger lock.


07/12/2019

PDF icon Chronic Nuisance Venue to Pay $90,000 Fine

A concert venue known for disturbances, teen drinking, and public intoxication agrees to remedy violations, after being faced with prosecution from City Attorney’s Office. The venue agrees to pay $90,000 in civil penalties and reimburse the City $50,000 in police costs.


07/11/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Elliott Files Complaint Against Chronic Nuisance Venue

The Office files a complaint against a North Park concert venue that has been a source of neighborhood complaints for noise, violence, teenage drinking, public intoxication, public vomiting, and the accumulation of trash, debris, and human waste. Police responded to 174 calls for service there, diverting more than 500 hours of law enforcement time.


07/2/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Spearheads Post-July 4th Beach Clean-Up

The City Attorney's Office offers an innovative option for beachgoers who receive certain non-traffic tickets, to avoid convictions and fines by completing six hours of community service in beach-area neighborhoods over the holiday.


06/28/2019

PDF icon Governor Newsom Expands City Attorney Elliott’s Statewide Training to Prevent Gun Violence

The state budget includes a five-fold increase in funding for the City Attorney’s Office to continue its innovative training for law enforcement agencies, utilizing Mara W. Elliott’s successful Gun Violence Restraining Order program. Since May 2018, the Office has conducted trainings for more than 220 law enforcement and government agencies.


06/27/2019

PDF icon UCSD Serial Flasher Sentenced

A serial flasher operating in the UCSD area is sentenced for indecent exposure in a case successfully prosecuted by the City Attorney’s Office. He will be required to register as a sex offender and to get counseling. The 34-year-old admitted the latest indecent exposures, and to conviction of similar lewd acts in Delaware.


06/4/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Proposes Law to Protect Children, Families

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott today proposed a common-sense gun-safety law to reduce accidental shootings of children, and other firearm-related injuries and deaths. Her proposed ordinance was endorsed by a cross-section of local, state, and national organizations.


05/29/2019

PDF icon Criminal Diversion Program Reduces Recidivism

An independent evaluation of the City Attorney’s Office Community Justice Initiative confirms that it reduces crime by allowing low-level misdemeanor offenders to have their cases dismissed in exchange for community service. Service has included planting trees, recycling, wiping out graffiti, and cleaning public lands.


05/17/2019

PDF icon Mothers Against Drunk Driving Honors City Attorney’s DUI Prosecutor

Deputy City Attorney Jerrica Phillips is honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving as its Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year. Phillips successfully prosecuted criminal cases involving misdemeanor battery, failure to register as an arsonist, vandalism, possession of a controlled substance, and driving under the influence.


05/13/2019

PDF icon Man Pleads Guilty to Giving Alcohol to Minors before Fatal Crash

The defendant pleads guilty, in a City Attorney-prosecuted case, for advertising a job at a marijuana dispensary, then plying the applicant with alcohol. The teenager subsequently drove while intoxicated and crashed her vehicle, killing her 19-year-old passenger.


05/8/2019

PDF icon Criminal Diversion Offers Treatment Instead of Jail Time

As part of their ongoing effort to get low-level drug offenders off the streets and into treatment, City Attorney’s Office prosecutors and police create an alternative to arrest for individuals with substance addictions.


03/22/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Recovers $34,500 in Hidden Surcharge Case

A Mission Bay restaurant charging customers a hidden 3% surcharge agrees to pay a fine to settle a lawsuit filed by City Attorney Mara W. Elliott. It was one of more than 11 restaurants pursued by the Office’s investigation of concealed surcharges on menus.


03/12/2019

PDF icon Statement by City Attorney Mara W. Elliott on SB 615

“I believe our elected leaders have an obligation to tackle tough issues and advance thoughtful solutions to the serious challenges facing our city and its taxpayers,” City Attorney Mara Elliot says in her new statement. “I’m committed to working with stakeholders to make it easier for ordinary people to access public records while reducing expensive and unnecessary lawsuits.”


03/4/2019

PDF icon Commentary: SB 615 Will Speed Access to Public Records While Protecting Taxpayers from Unnecessary Lawsuits

“As your City Attorney, I’m always looking for ways to make government more efficient and transparent. For that reason, I’m working with state Sen. Ben Hueso on legislation to streamline record disclosure under the California Public Records Act, the state law that safeguards government accountability and public information.”


02/28/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Sues Opioid Manufacturers

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces a lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids who created, and are profiting from, the opioid health crisis in San Diego and the nation. The lawsuit seeks to compel the companies to fund drug treatment and education programs in San Diego, return unlawful profits, and recover the costs associated with the City’s response to the opioid crisis.


02/6/2019

PDF icon Plan to Prevent Underage Marijuana Use Advances

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott and police officials propose making it illegal to provide an environment where the underage use of marijuana, controlled substances, and alcohol use can take place.


02/6/2019

PDF icon La Jolla Ivory Traffickers Convicted

A La Jolla art gallery will pay the largest fine ever imposed in an illegal ivory trafficking case in California. “I hope this conviction sends a clear message to anyone considering engaging in the ivory black market, as a buyer or a seller,” City Attorney Mara W. Elliott said. “If you try to make a buck from the brutal slaughter of endangered species, you will be prosecuted and held accountable for your crimes.”


01/31/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Obtains 100th Gun Violence Restraining Order

A year after launching California’s most successful Gun Violence Restraining Order program, City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces that the Office removed more than 265 firearms from unstable, irresponsible, and dangerous gun owners.


01/11/2019

PDF icon City Attorney Provides Services to Sex Trafficking Victims

The San Diego Family Justice Center expands its mission to provide services to sex trafficking victims, as well as survivors of domestic violence.


12/20/2018

PDF icon U.S. Appeals Court Upholds City Sign Regulations

In a victory in San Diego’s fight against visual pollution, the City Attorney defeats an effort to use downtown building walls for advertising. A federal appeals court upholds the City Attorney’s Office prosecution of an outdoor sign painting company that posted signs, including ads for alcoholic beverages and a graphic horror show.


12/3/2018

PDF icon San Diego Family Justice Center Children’s Holiday Gift Drive

The Family Justice Center is a safe place for victims of domestic violence and their children to reclaim their lives, seek justice, and begin healing. Please donate a new, unwrapped gift to one of our young FJC clients! Children range in age from 3-16.


11/28/2018

PDF icon Criminal Charges Filed in Ivory Trafficking Case

The City Attorney announces criminal charges against a La Jolla art gallery after seizing $1.3 million in illegal ivory from both elephant tusks and hippo teeth. It’s the largest seizure of ivory products since California banned ivory sales in 2016.


11/8/2018

PDF icon Pacific Beach “Peeping Tom” Sentenced to Jail

A 48-year-old man is sentenced to 364 days in jail for peeping into windows of unsuspecting women in Pacific Beach. “Although the State of California classifies crimes like these as misdemeanors, we take them very seriously,” said City Attorney Mara W. Elliott.


11/6/2018

PDF icon 10 Protesters Convicted of Illegal Trespassing

Participants in a large and otherwise peaceful protest in downtown San Diego plead guilty to trespassing after chaining themselves to hotel stairwells and rappelling down the side of a building. The City Attorney’s Office announces their conviction and agreement to perform community service for a homeless advocacy program.


10/15/2018

PDF icon Environmental Victory in Lead Paint Case

San Diego will benefit from $409 million fund to protect children, after three companies are found liable for knowingly selling hazardous paint products to Californians. The companies must pay to remove toxic lead paint from San Diego homes. “This battle has only strengthened our resolve to seek justice for our community and hold accountable anyone who flagrantly disregards the health and safety of our children,” City Attorney Mara W. Elliott said.


10/15/2018

PDF icon San Diego City Attorney’s Office Awarded Special Drug DUI Prosecution Grant

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces that drivers arrested for being under the influence of drugs can expect to face a team of highly trained and specialized prosecutors. The team is funded by a $255,850 grant that helps the team work drug DUI cases from arrest through conviction and sentencing. The program seeks to prevent impaired driving and reduce alcohol and drug-impaired traffic deaths.


10/11/2018

PDF icon Court Orders Receiver in Clairemont Hoarding Case

The City Attorney’s Office successfully steps in to clean up a Clairemont property that neighbors have complained about for years, and to help the residents of the home found in “dangerous and deplorable condition.”


10/5/2018

PDF icon Painters Guilty of Dumping Lead Paint into Storm Drain

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott successfully prosecutes a painting company that contaminated the city’s storm water system with toxic lead paint. The defendants plead guilty and are fined more than $12,000.


10/3/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Unveils Domestic Violence Awareness PSA

To mark the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, City Attorney Mara W. Elliott releases a public service announcement encouraging victims of domestic violence to “reclaim their lives, seek justice, and begin healing” at the San Diego Family Justice Center.  “As a result of this publicity, we hope to see more clients walk through our doors to get the assistance they desperately need,” said Yvette Lopez-Cooper, FJC Executive Director.


09/25/2018

PDF icon Carmel Valley Flasher Sentenced

The City Attorney’s office successfully prosecutes a 28-year-old man who exposed himself to a Carmel Valley jogger pushing her toddler in a stroller. The flasher was ordered to register as a sex offender and get counseling.


09/24/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Cracks Down on Illegal Elder Care Facilities

Elder/dependent victims get relocation benefits and medical care after the City Attorney’s Office files criminal charges against two illegal care facilities, where elderly and dependent residents were living in deplorable conditions, infested with vermin, no phone, unsafe fixtures, and human waste in communal areas.


09/21/2018

PDF icon Whole Foods to Pay $1.6 Million for Hazardous Waste Breach

San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces that, as the result of a lawsuit, two local grocery chain affiliates will be required to label and store hazardous materials to protect employees and customers from exposure. The companies are fined more than $1.4 million in civil penalties and legal costs.


09/14/2018

PDF icon Man Who Shot City Worker Had Weapons Stockpile

In executing a Gun Violence Restraining Order overseen by the City Attorney’s Office, police seize a cache of 190 firearms that include an assault rifle, explosives, and some 75,000 rounds of ammunition from the home of a man who shot a City worker.


08/27/2018

PDF icon Deputy City Attorneys Receive National Recognition

Chief Deputy City Attorney Rayna A. Stephan is invited to join the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates. Professional honors are also bestowed on Chief Deputy City Attorney M. Travis Phelps, recently awarded a prestigious national award, the Jefferson B. Fordham Award in Advocacy by the American Bar Association.


08/20/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Reminder this Labor Day, and Every Day: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

The City Attorney joins the California Office of Traffic Safety in educating drivers that “DUI doesn’t just mean booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning label, you may be impaired enough to get a DUI. In 2017, the Office prosecuted more than 3,000 alcohol, drug, and drug/alcohol combo DUI cases.


08/14/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Wins Undergrounding Case

The City Attorney’s Office wins its effort to continue requiring SDG&E to underground public utilities, after a judge short circuits a lawsuit to unravel part of the City's Utilities Underground Program. The win safeguards more than $200 million that SDG&E already collected from ratepayers to fund the program.


08/13/2018

PDF icon Plaza de Panama Project Moves Ahead

Long-delayed plans for Balboa Park improvements finally advance after six years of meritless court challenges. The Plaza de Panama project at the heart of the park is allowed to proceed.


08/10/2018

PDF icon Court Orders Receiver for Bay Ho Hoarder House

The City Attorney’s Office obtains a court order to clean up a trash-strewn hoarder house in Bay Ho and oversee renovations and counseling for the owners. The elderly couple was living in a camper for five years after the residence and yard overflowed with debris.


08/1/2018

PDF icon League of California Cities Backs Initiative Challenges

The League of California Cities joins City efforts to seek appellate review of the Soccer City and SDSU West citizens’ initiatives appearing on the November 2018 ballot.

 


07/25/2018

PDF icon City Prevails in SDPD Discrimination Case

A jury rejects discrimination allegations by a probationary police trainee. Testimony and evidence in the case defended by the City Attorney’s Office showed that the trainee was dismissed for poor performance and resisting counseling.

 


07/25/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Convicts Poway Tip Jar Thief

A 20-year-old Ramona man who stole tip jars from six eateries, and gained instant notoriety on social media, is sentenced to 10 days of jail time. Members of the public came forward and identified the thief from the social media posts of restaurant staff, leading to his arrest and prosecution.

 


07/25/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Statement on Appellate Review of Mission Valley Initiatives

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott issues a statement on the City Council’s decision to seek appellate review of two initiatives concerning City property in Mission Valley: The Soccer City and SDSU West initiatives.

 


07/18/2018

PDF icon Carmel Valley Flasher Pleads Guilty

The man dubbed the Carmel Valley Flasher pleads guilty to indecent exposure and will be required to register as a sex offender and get counseling, after the City Attorney’s Office prosecuted him after he exposed himself to a jogger who was pushing her toddler in a stroller.


07/18/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Prosecutes Lobster Poacher

A serial lobster poacher is headed to jail after pleading guilty to charges that he violated a court order by unlawfully removing lobsters from the South La Jolla State Marine Reserve. He had been cited four times previously by authorities for poaching lobsters there.


07/16/2018

PDF icon City Council District 4 Coffee & Conversation

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott and Council President Myrtle Cole invite the public to learn about their work at the City and any questions you may have, 6 p.m. July 18 at Skyline Hills Branch Library.

 


07/2/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Mara W. Elliott Spearheads Post-July 4th Beach Clean-Up

Beachgoers who receive certain non-traffic tickets can avoid convictions and fines through a City Attorney’s Office program called Instant Justice. Participants can complete six hours of community service in the beach area on July 5 instead.


06/29/2018

PDF icon State Appropriates $50,000 to City Attorney’s Office for Gun Violence Restraining Order Training

The San Diego City Attorney’s Office will train law enforcement agencies throughout the state on its successful use of the Office’s innovative Gun Violence Restraining Orders program, as part of the newly signed state budget that appropriates more funding to expand training. Since December, the Office has obtained orders against gun owners who are a threat to themselves or others.

 


06/26/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Wins $388,000 Judgment Against Marijuana Dispensary’s Landlords

A judge orders a landlord who leased a San Ysidro storefront to an illegal marijuana dispensary to pay $388,000 in civil penalties to the City. The total of civil judgments won by the City Attorney’s Office from illegal marijuana shops now tops $7.8 million. “Landlords of illegal dispensaries are no less culpable than their tenants, and we prosecute them with equal vigor,” City Attorney Mara W. Elliott said.


06/8/2018

PDF icon Walmart Video Voyeur Sentenced to 150 Days in Jail

The City Attorney’s Office successfully prosecutes a voyeur who had hidden a cell phone in a Walmart store bathroom to spy on women and girls. A judge sentences the 52-year-old defendant to 150 days in jail and orders him to register for life as a sex offender.

 


06/8/2018

PDF icon Barrio Logan Landlord Pleads Guilty

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott continues to fight for tenants living in dangerous and substandard housing conditions, winning a conviction of the property manager of a Barrio Logan duplex who forced tenants to live for years with vermin infestations, plumbing leaks, mold, and without heat. The Office also ensures that the victims, two families with young children, are provided with relocation costs to enable them to move into new homes.


05/29/2018

PDF icon Mothers Against Drunk Driving Honors City Attorney’s DUI Prosecutor 2018

Award-winning prosecutor Giovanna Longobardo Deputy City Attorney Giovanna Longobardo is named Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for her conviction record, which includes many technically challenging cases.

 


05/2/2018

PDF icon City Attorney’s Office Trains Law Enforcement Agencies on Gun Violence Restraining Orders

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott leads a regional workshop on Gun Violence Restraining Orders attended by more than 24 government and law enforcement agencies and mental health professionals. The Office trains professionals on how to successfully obtain court orders that remove firearms from individuals who pose a serious risk to themselves or others.


04/9/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Obtains $230,462 in Restitution for Victims of Drunk Driver

The City Attorney’s Office obtains a restitution award of more than $230,000 for a San Diego woman and her mother who were injured by a drunk driver. The driver, whose blood-alcohol content was twice the legal limit, admitted he had been drinking vodka that morning after taking prescription medication and then heading to the beach.

 


03/22/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Sues Experian for Unreported Security Lapse

After a credit agency kept consumers in the dark about its sale of personal information to an individual on the Dark Web, City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announces she is suing the company. Elliott’s office filed the consumer-protection lawsuit on behalf of the People of the State of California under the state’s Business and Professions Code. The defendants collectively aggregate and sell confidential information about consumers, including Social Security numbers, email passwords, and mothers’ maiden names.

 


03/16/2018

PDF icon Court Orders Clean Up of Pacific Beach Hoarder House

City Attorney’s Office brings relief to neighborhood by obtaining a court order to begin the cleanup and rehabilitation of a residence in the Pacific Beach/Mount Soledad area that has plagued the neighborhood with foul odors, trash, and rodents. Concerned neighbors notified authorities on several occasions that infants or young children were living there in unsafe conditions.

 


02/16/2018

PDF icon City Attorney’s Office, San Diego Police Working to Protect the Public from Gun Violence

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announced today that her office has now obtained Gun Violence Restraining Orders against 10 gun owners who pose a serious danger to themselves and others. The gun owners – some dealing with severe mental health problems – were each ordered by a judge to surrender or sell all firearms in their possession and to not acquire or possess firearms or ammunition for 12 months, the maximum allowable by law.

 


01/8/2018

PDF icon San Carlos Man Ordered to Surrender His Gun

A San Carlos man whom police arrested for firing shots into trees and into a neighborhood’s yard while under the influence has been ordered to surrender his firearms and ammunition for one year. The man firing his gun in the area was found with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, and was also on prescription medications.

 


01/4/2018

PDF icon Judge Orders Receiver for College Area Hoarder

The City Attorney’s Office brings relief to neighbors and help for a College Area hoarder, after years of neighborhoood complaints of foul odors, rodents, overflowing trash piles and as many as 22 dead rats found by one neighbor.


01/4/2018

PDF icon City Attorney Mara W. Elliott to Host District 5 Coffee and Conversation Community Meeting

City Attorney Mara W. Elliott is inviting residents of Council District 5 to join her for coffee and conversation about her Office’s accomplishments and operations at the Rancho Bernardo Community Library.


01/3/2018

PDF icon Border Shuttle Driver Found Guilty of Wildcatting

The City Attorney’s Office protects consumers against illegal and unsafe taxi service at the international border, winning a court ruling to shut down the illegal enterprise.

 


12/11/2017

PDF icon City Attorney’s S.M.A.R.T. House Approved

  • The S.M.A.R.T. (San Diego Misdemeanants At Risk Track) House Myth vs. Fact    English     Spanish

10/25/2017

PDF icon City Attorney Cracks Down on Hazardous Waste

Three companies to pay penalties for asbestos violations in Normal Heights.


09/26/2017

PDF icon City Attorney Cracks Down on Spice Dealers

Hillcrest smoke shop ordered to pay penalties of $52,500 for peddling Spice.


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