Teri Figueroa

Writer

Teri Figueroa covers the cities of Vista and San Marcos, as well as some police, fire and court news for The San Diego Union-Tribune. A native Californian, she joined the North County Times in 2002, and the U-T in 2012. Figueroa reported on the 2003 and 2007 wildfires, and covered the criminal cases against Richard Tuite and John Gardner III, as well as war crimes cases. A San Diego State University graduate, Figueroa has won multiple journalism awards for her work.

Recent Articles

  • Section of bluff near train tracks collapses in Del Mar

    Section of bluff near train tracks collapses in Del Mar

    A bluff collapse in Del Mar on the morning of Dec. 10 briefly shut down train traffic and chewed into a section of a popular but unsanctioned trail near the railroad tracks. Surfers saw the collapse about 8:45 a.m. and notified authorities, said Jon Edelbrock, Del Mar’s director of community services....

  • In a hospital, accused Del Mar racetrack shooter pleads not guilty

    In a hospital, accused Del Mar racetrack shooter pleads not guilty

    In a La Jolla hospital Monday, Sept. 17, an Escondido man pleaded not guilty to charges he opened fire at the Del Mar Fairgrounds when he couldn't get into a sold-out Ice Cube concert over Labor Day weekend. New details of the accusations against Daniel Elizarraras, 22, emerged after his arraignment,...

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