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San Diego Transportation Agencies Get Grants

June 30
By City News Service
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San Diego Association of Governments and the Metropolitan Transit System were among the recipients of $224 million in California State Transportation Agency grants.

Economic Indicators For San Diego County At Highest Level In 8 Years

June 30
By Erik Anderson, City News Service
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The index stood at 139.7 in May, the highest mark since December 2006. The monthly hike was the 12th in a row for the index, but the size of the increase — 0.5 percent — was the smallest since last October.

San Diego Opera Gets $1M From Board President

June 30
By City News Service
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Board president Carol Lazier also donated $1 million to the San Diego Opera last year after previous leaders planned to shut it down.

San Diego Conference Looking To Diversify STEM Workforce

June 30
Midday Edition
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Jobs in science, technology, engineering and math are plentiful in the U.S., but employees to fill those positions are not. The STEM Solutions Leadership Conference in San Diego is trying to turn that around.

Pope In U.S. Visit Will Meet With Poor, President, Politicians

June 30
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the U.S. Sept. 19-28. He will become the first pope to address Congress.

1985 Normal Heights Fire Prompted San Diego Education, Prevention Programs

June 30
Midday Edition
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Midday Edition looks back at 1985 and the Normal Heights fire that destroyed 76 homes and damaged another 57. The fire prompted San Diego leaders to establish several initiative and improve water pressure in the mid-city area.

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Strict School Vaccine Legislation

June 30
By Associated Press
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The bill strikes California's personal belief exemption for immunizations, requiring nearly all public schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

Fire Crews Put Out Blaze In Lakeside

June 30
By City News Service
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The brush fire started about 9 a.m. Tuesday off of state Route 67, near Slaughterhouse Canyon, in Lakeside, according to Cal Fire. Northbound lanes of Route 67 were closed at Vigilante Road.

San Diego Audience Reacts To '1913: Seeds Of Conflict'

June 30
By Beth Accomando
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Tuesday night, PBS will air the documentary "1913: Seeds of Conflict." It explores the little-known history of Palestine during the latter part of the Ottoman Empire, a time of relative harmony between Arabs and Jews. The film screened earlier this month in San Diego at a Jewish temple. Here are some reactions from people in the audience.

Chris Christie Declares His Candidacy For President

June 30
Brian Naylor / NPR

New Jersey's Republican governor says he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."

Justices Take Up Dispute Over Union Fees

June 30
By Associated Press
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The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

Mickelson Caught Up In Money Laundering Scheme

June 30
By Associated Press
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Phil Mickelson may have more explaining to do after a report named him as the bettor whose $2.75 million led a former handicapper to plead guilty to three federal counts of money laundering. Mickelson lives in Rancho Santa Fe.

San Diego County Sees Isolated Showers, Thunderstorms

June 30
By City News Service
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San Diego County saw hundreds of lightning strikes on Tuesday. The electrical activity caused no reported injuries but set patches of vegetation ablaze in fields and on hillsides in such areas as Campo, Poway and Vista.

Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

June 30
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

A crowd-funding effort to raise the $1.8 billion Greece needs to repay the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from postcards to gift baskets.

California Court Strikes Down Nursing Home Law

June 30
By Kenny Goldberg
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A California judge has thrown out a law that allows nursing homes to make medical decisions for mentally incompetent residents.

Brazil Tries To Rebuild Relations With U.S. After NSA Spying Scandal

June 30
Jackie Northam / NPR

Two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit after discovering the U.S. was spying on Brazil. Since then, her popularity has nosedived, and so too has Brazil's economy.

Law Enforcement On Heightened Alert During Fourth Of July Weekend

June 29
By City News Service
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At the behest of federal authorities, law enforcement agencies in San Diego and across the nation have marching orders to be on heightened alert for potential terror threats over the Fourth of July weekend.

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's Police Chief Dies

June 29
By City News Service
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Bill Burke, who was hired by the agency in 2001, died Monday of unknown causes at the age of 68.