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The City Council voted unanimously not to appeal a court ruling against the plan to finance the San Diego Convention Center expansion. City leaders say the search for a new plan begins.
Disabled Vietnam veteran Fred Rivera has turned his struggle with physical and psychic pain into a novel based on his real experiences in Vietnam.
- Aug. 27
A San Diego lawmaker is blasting a congressional proposal that could eliminate door-to-door home delivery of mail with the idea to save the agency money.
Smartphone theft is on the rise — many times turning violent — but a new California law will require a "kill switch" be installed rendering the phone inoperable if stolen.
- Aug. 26
- Midday Edition
Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, was born in Illinois and lived in Minnesota before moving to San Diego, where he attended City College, according to news reports.
- Aug. 27
The stigma surrounding mental illness is a powerful force. Some San Diegans with mental health issues are trying to reduce it, by sharing their personal stories.
The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday not to appeal a ruling by a state appeals court that rejected San Diego's plan to finance the project.
Earthquake researchers predict there's a 99 percent chance Southern California will experience a 6.7-magnitude earthquake in the next 30 years.
- Aug. 25
Entrance fees were waived in commemoration of the 98th birthday of the National Park Service.
City Heights skateboarders helped author a report that looks at the health benefits and implications of the skate park coming to their neighborhood. They're part of a growing trend that takes environmental reviews of city projects past wire quality and traffic patterns.
The 6.0-magnitude quake in Napa, California is causing some to take second look at UC San Diego research that indicates an uplift in the earth's surface — caused by the drought — is causing seismic activity to spring up.
- Aug. 22
With a 2015 deadline approaching, Hilliker's Farm Fresh Eggs in Lakeside and other farms in the state are having to upgrade their hen houses to comply with laws requiring the birds have more space.
- Aug. 21
A website called Nextdoor.com is partnering with San Diego law enforcement agencies — with one notable exception — to allow officers to post information and get private messages from residents.
- Aug. 21
In most cases, Ebola is a death sentence. But most of the infected patients who've taken a San Diego company's experimental drug have lived. Does that mean it works?
- Aug. 20
When the $5 million project is complete, Del Cerro will have new streetlights and pedestrian ramps, along with newly planted trees and resurfaced streets — and no utility poles.
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