Mountain Lion Spotting
For the second time in four days, a mountain lion sighting was reported Thursday near a North County middle school.
Sheriff's personnel got a "third-hand" report about 9:45 a.m. that someone had seen what appeared to be a cougar roaming near Oak Valley Middle School in 4S Ranch a short time earlier, Lt. Mike Munsey said.
Administrators at the campus kept all students secured inside their classrooms while deputies and state Fish and Game officers searched the area with airborne help from a sheriff's helicopter crew.
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Former Chargers Player Dies
The Chargers Thursday announced that popular former defender Lew Bush died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 42.
After he was drafted in the fourth round from Washington State University in 1993 and played linebacker in San Diego for seven seasons, with three more seasons in Kansas City.
He opened a restaurant in La Jolla -- since closed -- after his retirement and most recently was a commentator on the Chargers' pre-game radio show.
Bush is the seventh player from the Chargers 1995 Super Bowl team to die. The others were Rodney Culver, Dave Griggs, Shawn Lee, Chris Mims, Doug Miller and Curtis Whitley, according to the team.
Funeral arrangements were pending.
New Bus Rules
The Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors voted Thursday to limit the amount of bags and cargo that riders can carry onto buses and trolleys.
The action stems from a series of complaints from riders.
The rules and regulations limit the size of cargo carts, the number of carry-on bags, the placement of cargo and the number of carts and strollers at any one time, according to the MTS.
The rules, which will go into effect in March, will be posted on the agency's website at sdmts.org.
Under the rules:
-- carts cannot be greater than 30-inches high, 18-inches wide and 18- inches deep;
-- riders are limited to items that can be carried in a single trip when boarding;
-- passengers must stay with and hold their belongings; and
-- aisles and areas adjacent to doors must be kept clear of all cargo at all times.