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Father charged in child’s death to face trial

A father who is charged with a hit-and-run case that led to the death to his own son and further charged with child endangerment in a crash near Rosecrans Street was given a trial date of March 17.

Angelo Arroyo Fabiani, 40, appeared Oct. 2 in San Diego Superior Court and received the trial date after he pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Fabiani remains free on $500,000 bond.

The accident occurred June 2 after his Nissan went down an embankment near Interstate 5 and Rosecrans Street and hit a palm tree. Witnesses said he frantically broke a window and was able to unhook his 4-year-old son from the child-safety seat, but the boy dropped about 8-10 feet to the ground.

No one saw him flee, according to witnesses in the Sept. 17 preliminary hearing, but he wasn’t there when police and an ambulance showed up. Valentino Fabiani was declared brain dead in a hospital and died eight days later.

A deputy medical examiner testified the boy’s injuries stemmed from both the accident and the fall. Fabiani was arrested days later. He is on probation for a misdemeanor drunken-driving conviction in 2011 and faces seven years in prison if he’s convicted.

— Neal Putnam

Police probe Rosecrans Street bank robbery

Police investigators are searching for clues to the identity of a bank robber who hit the Chase Bank on Rosecrans Street shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 5.

According to police, a white man walked into the bank and demanded money from the teller, although no demand note or weapon was seen. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and a customer’s wallet that was on a counter.

The suspect was wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt and his age is unknown.

The police department’s Robbery Unit continues to investigate.

Woman’s body found in water off Sunset Cliffs

The cause of death of a woman whose body was found floating near Sunset Cliffs on Oct. 2 has yet to be released by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Lifeguards recovered the body of a woman — described as being in her mid-20s — about 100 yards from the end of Monaco Street shortly after 12:30 p.m.

The identity of the woman is also yet to be released by the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

Gym to host fundraiser for breast cancer awareness

The Private Gym has assembled a variety of vendors to share their services with the public to raise money and awareness for the prevention of breast cancer. Wellness services will include chiropractic assessment and adjustment, 10-minute massages and acu-puncture treatments on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Pampering will include beauty treatments for skin and hair. Entertainment will include an interactive drum circle, professional tarot card readings and body art (henna and glitter tattoos).

The focus of this event is to educate women about a relatively new breast cancer detection process called thermography.

Thermography provides a safe, simple, and painless way to identify developing breast cancer. By carefully examining aspects of temperature and blood-vessel activity of the breasts in thermal images, signs of possible cancer or pre-cancerous cell growth may be detected within the first year of development. This provides the earliest detection of breast cancer possible; in fact,

8-10 years earlier than a mammogram. But it is is also the only actual preventative screening available today.

Catherine Johnson of Silk Thermal Imaging in San Diego is a licensed thermography provider and will be available to answer questions and provide more detailed information at this event, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Private Gym, 4895 Voltaire St.

For more information, call (619) 223-6666.

Seminar to teach small business connections

In a rough economy, innovation is vital, and forming partnerships sometimes becomes a necessity. This is what Julie Austin, innovation keynote speaker and CEO of Speaker Sponsor, found out as she saw the number of paid speaking jobs dwindle during the Great Recession.

Austin will host “Speaker Sponsorship 101 — How to Make Six Figures a Year as a Speaker ... Using Other People’s Money,” a live seminar that teaches speakers how to partner with the small business community to form marketing partnerships that benefit both.

The seminar takes place Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1936 Quivera Way in Marina Village from noon to 4 p.m.. Registrations opens at 11:30 a.m.

Austin is combining her speaking experience and her job as a sponsorship director to create a simple formula for speakers to follow that promotes the small business sponsor and allows the speaker to make a great living.

The seminar will end with a panel discussion of industry experts on how to find speaking jobs. Whether you’re a seasoned speaker, a beginning speaker, author, expert or business coach, this seminar may change the way you think about the speaking industry and show you ways to make a six-figure salary from public speaking, regardless of the economy.

For more information, visit www.speakersponsor.com, or email info@-speakersponsor.com.

Run to fight children’s cancer set Oct. 26

Grand Canyon University, a private Christian university, has teamed up with local nonprofit organization Max’s Ring of Fire and The Ronan Thompson Foundation to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer.

The trio will host San Diego’s inaugural Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on Oct. 26 at NTC Park at Liberty Station.

 The event will feature a 5K run/walk, one-mile family run and quarter-mile Cancer Survivors’ Walk to honor children who have beaten cancer, those who are still fighting and those who have lost their battle with the disease.

 Each year in California, more than 1,500 children and young adults are diagnosed with cancer, and 320 children die from the disease, yet pediatric cancer continues to be the most underfunded category of all cancer research.

In 2011, GCU hosted its first Run to Fight Children’s Cancer in Phoenix and the event quickly became Arizona’s largest and most successful run dedicated solely to pediatric cancer. In just two years, the run has attracted more than 8,500 participants and raised nearly $200,000 for children and families battling the disease.

Runners and walkers can raise funds by asking friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to support their efforts on race day. All runners and walkers will receive a sport tech running shirt, a finisher’s medal and shoelaces in gold — the color of childhood cancer awareness.

The event will include music, food, games and other activities.

For more information or to register, visit runtofightcancer.com.
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