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How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Nov. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico
How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Amid the violent drug war in Mexico, that has led to the killing and disappearance of tens of thousand of people, justices opened the door to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Nov. 9
Promise Yee
Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Front line workers at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside protested outside a hospital fundraising dinner at a Carlsbad resort Saturday night. Contract negotiations have been at an impasse since the previous contract expired in April.

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Health Officials Urge At-Risk People Get Meningococcal Disease Vaccine

July 28
By City News Service

The cluster of recent cases of meningococcal disease in Southern California has disproportionately affected men who have sex with men, officials said. Although no case has been reported in San Diego this year, county officials have issued an advisory.

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San Diego Selects Buyer For Historic Truax House

July 27
By Andrew Bowen

City staffers have selected a local developer as their preferred buyer for the Truax House, which served as the city's first AIDS hospice. The developer has pledged to restore the decaying property.

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Diagnostic Giant LabCorp Buys San Diego's Sequenom

July 27
By Kenny Goldberg

North Carolina-based LabCorp will pay $371 million to acquire San Diego biotech company Sequenom.

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San Diego Investors Hope To Jump Start Pot Businesses

July 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Canopy San Diego, the first marijuana accelerator in Southern California, plans to give a group of 10 new companies some seed money, office space and mentorship for 16 weeks.

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Making A Splash: Program Teaches Water-Shy Adults How To Swim

July 26
By Kenny Goldberg

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people drown every day in the U.S. Adult swim coach Chris Holley is trying to make a dent in that statistic, one student at a time.

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San Diego Philanthropist Conrad Prebys Dies

July 25
By City News Service, Brooke Ruth

San Diego philanthropist Conrad Prebys, whose donations have supported major projects in San Diego, has died of cancer.

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San Diego Pastors Working To Increase African-Americans' Trust In Doctors

July 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Pastors say the distrust means members of their congregations don’t go to the doctor regularly, exacerbating the community’s already heightened risks for heart disease and stroke.

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UCLA Report Examines Demographics Of Young Vapers

July 25
By Kenny Goldberg

A new study offers a look at the demographics of California teenagers who use e-cigarettes.

Longtime Administrator Appointed To Head VA San Diego

Longtime Administrator Appointed To Head VA San Diego

July 22
By Steve Walsh

Robert M. Smith takes over for Jeff Gerring, who resigned in December, after less than three years on the job. The San Diego native is a veteran of the hospital system.

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Report: Most Insurers Lost Money On Obamacare In Program's First Year

July 21
By Kenny Goldberg

Only about one-third of health insurers made a profit on Obamacare plans in 2014, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund.

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