San Diego's Airport Won't Allow 'Stinky' Cab Drivers

Cab drivers in San Diego are upset that they're being subject to body odor tests as one of the criteria that they have to pass in order to work from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. They're saying the rule is prejudicial and discriminatory. What do you think? Should a city hold cabbies to a standard of hygiene? » 9/14/14 4:05pm 9/14/14 4:05pm

Watch A Broken Hydrant Lift Half A Car Straight Off The Ground

Getting air can be nice. Getting air can be fun. Having half your car get air because your entire car is getting water because you got T-boned into and on top of a fire hydrant which then decided to shoot your Toyota Corolla into the air is neither nice, nor fun. » 3/16/14 1:39pm 3/16/14 1:39pm

Would You Drive An Electric VW Bug?

Zelectric Motors is the brainchild of passionate VW fans David Benardo and Bonnie Rodgers. In 2011, they decided to put their east coast creative agency in their rearview mirror and head back home to California. With a lifelong affinity for the VW brand and decades spent working with tech companies, they envisioned a… » 1/20/14 1:54pm 1/20/14 1:54pm

Another Porsche 918 Spyder Is Testing In San Diego Right Now

After two Porsche 918 Spyders were spotted in Arizona, 40rtyp tipped us that there's a third one in Carlsbad, San Diego. Seems to be one of the lightened versions too. » 7/23/13 9:15am 7/23/13 9:15am

Pipe Bomb That Caused Dealership Evacuation Was Actually A Pipe Bong

San Diego police evacuated several businesses Wednesday morning after someone brought something that looked like a pipe bomb into Mercedes-Benz of San Diego. More than 300 people waited two hours while the bomb squad investigated the object with a bomb-sniffing robot. » 10/24/12 2:20pm 10/24/12 2:20pm

Running Over A Cop Is Bad, Using A Stolen Car To Do It Is Worse

Penitentiaries are called penitentiaries because they're supposed to reform people. But 26-year-old Joe Emanuel Hernandez apparently didn't learn his lesson after serving out two separate sentences behind bars. » 9/13/12 5:30pm 9/13/12 5:30pm

Unlucky Gang Members Attempt To Carjack Undercover Gang Detectives

"This is a carjacking," one of them said, reaching for his waistband. These two gang members did not know they were speaking to a San Diego police detective in an unmarked car. Oops. » 7/12/12 9:30am 7/12/12 9:30am

Here Is The KONY 2012 'Masturbation' Meltdown Post-Car Vandalization…

So: thanks to TMZ, here's video of KONY 2012 mastermind Jason Russell's public meltdown in San Diego. We'll note that what he's doing there doesn't look, exactly, like "masturbating in public" which is what he was originally reported as having been detained over: » 3/17/12 10:30am 3/17/12 10:30am

Invisible Children Founder And KONY 2012 Star Found Masturbating In…

Jason Russell, the co-founder of Invisible Children and father of the five-year-old who featured in the viral KONY 2012 video, was detained in San Diego last night for "being drunk in public and masturbating," NBC San Diego reports. I know. I know. » 3/16/12 5:30pm 3/16/12 5:30pm

Why did this crazy man smash up 15 cars at a Mazda dealership?

The man was visibly drunk as he stumbled into the car lot more than three hours past midnight. He took a call on his cell phone, then became enraged. The dealership's security cameras caught every idiotic minute of what happened next. » 11/23/11 12:00pm 11/23/11 12:00pm

Proof a fire hydrant can lift a car into the air

The driver of a presumed-stolen Toyota Camry lost control and careened into a fire hydrant in San Diego earlier this month, releasing enough water to hold the car aloft for over an hour. » 11/11/11 3:30pm 11/11/11 3:30pm

Google Street View driver makes for terrible neighbor

It's not unusual to have neighborly disputes over what goes down on the other side of the fence, but one San Diego neighborhood has noticed an increasing eyesore ever since a Google Street View car started parking down the street. » 9/22/11 2:00pm 9/22/11 2:00pm

Boy shot with crossbow for throwing rocks at cars

Street justice, extraordinary overkill edition: A boy throwing rocks at cars took a crossbow bolt to the belly yesterday, apparently as retribution for throwing a rock at a Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 had several passengers, one of whom literally went medieval on him, pulling out a crossbow and shooting the kid right then… » 8/30/11 8:01pm 8/30/11 8:01pm

Runaway Toyota Prius Driver Had To Be Told To Use Emergency Brake

New information about yesterday's runaway Prius indicates the CHP had to tell the driver to use both the brake and the emergency brake. More proof of beige biting back. » 3/09/10 2:30pm 3/09/10 2:30pm

REPORT: Lexus Floor Mat Almost Caused Fiery Death Before Causing Fiery…

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the previous driver of the loaner Lexus ES350 at the center of the fiery floor mat death recall also complained about the same acceleration issue, telling a dealership employee "You need to tell somebody." » 12/07/09 4:40pm 12/07/09 4:40pm

The 20 Most Traffic-Congested Cities In America

From New York to San Bernardino, drivers in America's cities live in their cars. Below we use Google Earth to take an in-depth look at the intersections of the nation's 20 most traffic-congested cities. » 3/05/09 12:00pm 3/05/09 12:00pm

Nissan Design Leaving Michigan, Heading To San Diego

Nissan's eliminating 110 positions in North America, moving their design team out of their recently built Michigan studio and consolidating them in San Diego. Full press release below. » 1/27/09 4:00pm 1/27/09 4:00pm

Man Reports Fire Is Hot

This just in: According to the video iReport » 10/15/08 2:15pm 10/15/08 2:15pm of a man driving down Interstate 5 in San Diego county, the blazing wildfire just across the highway is indeed hot. The man was earlier told by law enforcement officers to evacuate the area, but evidently his sense of non-appointed iReporter duty called him onward to get a…

Acura NSX Ripped To Shreds In Horrific Street Racing Accident, Driver…

Proving you don't have to put out Ferrari Enzo bucks to nearly kill yourself by driving like a complete idiot, a man in San Diego completely decimated his Acura NSX (erroneously referred to as a Honda Acura and an Acura Integra in various reports) in what is being reported as a street race with a black Honda Civic… » 4/17/08 1:20pm 4/17/08 1:20pm

Man Dies Protecting Truck From Thieves


CNN is reporting on a story that could make any red blooded, truck driving guy feel a pang of anger. San Diego area man Richard Hoagland was sitting at home minding his own business when he heard his truck start up. Since he wasn't in his truck at the time, something was up. He rushed out to find two men attempting… » 1/08/08 4:15pm 1/08/08 4:15pm