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Love On A Leash: Therapy Dogs Spread Love Throughout San Diego

Love On A Leash: Therapy Dogs Spread Love Throughout San Diego

Sept. 5
By Kenny Goldberg

A friendly dog can help you feel better. That's the concept behind Love on a Leash, a nonprofit group that brings therapy dogs to people who need an emotional boost.

Paper Plates With Hand-Drawn Messages Spotlight Hunger In San Diego

Paper Plates With Hand-Drawn Messages Spotlight Hunger In San Diego

Sept. 2
By Susan Murphy

A display in Point Loma shows drawings and letters from children and adults in the county struggling with hunger. A group plans to send the plates to elected officials to urge them to take action.

Fading Salton Sea Thirsting For Water

Fading Salton Sea Thirsting For Water

Sept. 2
By Erik Anderson

California's largest lake has been teetering on the edge of an ecological disaster for years, but there is new momentum to find a solution for the environmental challenges at the Salton Sea.

More Potential Victims Come Forward In East County Physician Abuse ...

More Potential Victims Come Forward In East County Physician Abuse Case

Sept. 1
By City News Service

A dozen potential new victims have contacted federal authorities after the arrest of an East County physician suspected of dispensing powerful painkillers in exchange for sex.

East County Anesthesiologist Arrested On Suspicion Of Abuses

East County Anesthesiologist Arrested On Suspicion Of Abuses

Aug. 31
By City News Service

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency took Dr. Naga Raja Thoa into custody for allegedly prescribing narcotics to patients in exchange for sexual favors.

More Boys Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

More Boys Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

Aug. 31
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about half of teen boys received at least one of the recommended human papillomavirus vaccines as of 201 – up 8 percent from the previous year.

Scripps Health Joins MD Anderson Cancer Network

Scripps Health Joins MD Anderson Cancer Network

Aug. 29
By Susan Murphy, City News Service

The partnership will enable San Diego patients to have access to medical, radiation and surgical oncology; pathology; laboratory and diagnostic imaging, as well as other clinical and support services.

What Will Pot Legalization Cost San Diego?

What Will Pot Legalization Cost San Diego?

Aug. 29
By Andrew Bowen

Estimates are difficult to make for how much legalizing marijuana will cost San Diego and how much revenue a local pot tax, Measure N, will generate.

San Diego Judge Won't Block California's Strict Child Vaccination Law

San Diego Judge Won't Block California's Strict Child Vaccination Law

Aug. 26
By Associated Press

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw comes as the law faces its first test with the end of summer break.

San Diego Blood Bank Working To Comply With FDA Mandate To Test For...

San Diego Blood Bank Working To Comply With FDA Mandate To Test For Zika

Aug. 26
By Kenny Goldberg, Brooke Ruth

The San Diego Blood Bank is working on a plan to comply with the FDA's requirement to test donations for the Zika virus.