Although lifeguards repeatedly warned a large group of about 40 young daredevils to stop jumping into the ocean from “The Clam” at Osprey Point along Sunset Cliffs on July 22, the youthful crowd continued to do flips and tandems.
The end result was that a 16-year-old boy was injured around 4 p.m. when his friend apparently landed on top of him in the water, said officials.
Lifeguards were forced to send in a helicopter to airlift him for medical treatment from the rocks below the ledge. Officials said it appeared the boy suffered back pains and possible internal injuries when the second youth jumped too soon behind him and landed directly on top of the victim.
Man arrested after two bomb threats in OB
A 28-year-old man who was acting erratically in the area of Robb Field on July 20 was taken into custody by police after he allegedly made two bomb threats against others.
The suspect, identified as Kreighton John Kilgore, allegedly told a woman he placed a bomb in a mailbox on Ebers Street near West Point Loma Boulevard shortly before 10 a.m. The woman reported the incident, setting in motion a task force from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, police officers and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. While a note was reportedly found, no explosive devices were located by authorities.
Meanwhile, Kilgore reportedly headed to Robb Field, where he threatened to hurt a second woman with a bomb. Police descended on the park and found Kilgore in a parked vehicle, where he was arrested shortly before noon.
Kilgore was booked on suspicion of making a criminal threat to kill or injure a person and battery against a police officer — apparently stemming from reports Kilgore spat in the face of an officer.
Point Loman to stand trial in embezzlement
Former Jack’s La Jolla bookkeeper Tara Moore, 40, of Point Loma will stand trial on charges of grand theft, embezzlement, financial elder abuse and forgery after being accused of stealing more than $3 million from Jack’s, nearly $1 million from another former employer, and nearly $2 million from her former mother-in-law.
Moore is also accused of illegally collecting $150,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for spousal support she was no longer entitled to after the death of her third husband.
The accusations came to a head after Bill Berkley, owner of the now-shuttered Jack’s, hired a forensic auditor to take a closer look into the restaurant’s finances dating back to 2003. Moore became a suspect, and following a one-year investigation by the San Diego Police Department’s Economic Crimes Unit, she was arrested at her Point Loma residence in September.
Moore’s defense attorney, Paul Pfingst, said while she was employed at Jack’s, Moore loaned money to the failing restaurant for upkeep of its daily operations like payroll, and the partial reimbursement was authorized by a signed agreement between Berkley and Moore.
Pfingst also said loans from Moore’s mother-in-law were approved and are being paid back.
Moore was ordered not to leave San Diego County, and she will return to court on Aug. 6 for arraignment.
Call issued for ideas on redesigned OB welcome sign
Ocean Beach officials are putting out a community call for redesign ideas as part of a replacement of the iconic Ocean Beach welcome sign along the Sunset Cliffs Boulevard corridor that has fallen into disrepair.
The sign, which has survived 27 years of the coastal climate, is being ravaged by termites and will need to be replaced. As a result, the Ocean Beach Town Council, Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation and the Ocean Beach Community Foundation have decided to enlist the community at large for redesign ideas.
Artists and those with a creative bent are encouraged to check out the proposal guidelines at www.oceanbeachsandiego.com and submit ideas by the July 31deadline.
For more information, call (619) 224-4906, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLHS wish lists posted on teacherlists.com
Parents hoping to connect with their children’s teachers at Point Loma High School have another tool at their disposal this year, now that the school’s supply lists and wish lists are now posted on the free teacherlists.com website.
Parents can find exactly the supplies the kids need for back-to-school and – perhaps more importantly – the extra supplies that teachers feel would make for an even more effective classroom.
More than 20,000 teachers have already posted their lists to the just-launched site with thousands more jumping on board each week.
Besides the wish list items – like paper towels, tissues and cleaning supplies – teacherlists.com is also the source for supply lists of required items like glue sticks and notebooks.
And – thanks to the support of site sponsors Bounty and Elmer’s – teachers who post lists this year are earning free supplies just for participating. Every teacher gets free supplies just for posting a list, and the most active schools receive “super supply packs” with more than $200 of free supplies just for participating.
For details and the lists, visit www.teacherlists.com.