In Case You Missed It: San Diego Weekend News Digest for Saturday, March 9

Five local news stories from the previous week

To help make sure you stay informed on the most shared and talked about stories in San Diego County, each Saturday we'll revisit five stories from the previous week and capsulize them in this digest with the most recent updates.

1. Sweetwater Union High School District Employee Arrested on Allegations of Embezzlement

Chula Vista police arrested a former Sweetwater Union High School District employee and accused the woman of embezzling thousands of dollars from the cash-strapped district. As Artie Ojeda reports, the woman who was employed in the human resources department of the district deposited money orders she collected as part of the background check program.

An employee for the Sweetwater Union High School District has been arrested for alleged embezzlement. NBC 7's Artie Ojeda has more.

2. Del Mar Passes Total Plastic Straw Ban

Plastic straws and stirrers will be banned in the city of Del Mar beginning April 3 following the approval of a new ordinance by the Del Mar City Council this week. Though, the law doesn’t outright ban straws as customers are still allowed to ask for them, and it doesn’t affect restaurants that aren’t full service. The bill defined full-service restaurants as places where consumers are escorted to an assigned eating area and where staff must take their order and bring their food, drinks, and check to this assigned area.

3. Ocean Beach Residents Demand Tougher Rules for Dockless Bikes and Scooters

As NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports, there was a heated meeting Wednesday to discuss how to better regulate dockless bikes and scooters in Oceanside. Although the San Diego mayor's new plan includes forcing companies to use geofencing to slow scooters down to 8 miles per hour in high-traffic pedestrian zones, Ocean Beach's boardwalk is not included in the restricted zone.

4. Kellen Winslow, Jr. Accused of Lewd Acts While Out on Bail

A former NFL player was back behind bars after a judge heard new allegations of the man sexually assaulting an older woman at a Carlsbad gym. As NBC 7's Artie Ojeda reports, Kellen Winslow, Jr. was accused of getting into a hot tub without shorts or pants on and touching himself. 

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. was taken back to jail following new accusations of lewd acts. NBC 7’s Artie Ojeda has more on the charges.

5. 'Shady' Bids Could Allow Developers to Replace Historic Skateworld: Owner

The San Diego City Council will decide whether to sell Skateworld to a developer who wants to build a new big box store or reopen the bidding to investors. Skateworld has been family owned for 44 years, and the space has been rented month-to-month for the last 17 years. It’s the only wooden skating rink left in San Diego, yet as NBC 7's Dave Summers reports, its extinction seems imminent.

The owners of the beloved skating rink told NBC 7's Dave Summers that Civic San Diego opened up bidding on the property in secrecy.
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