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San Diego Police Union, City Reach Deal On Pay Raises

San Diego Police Union, City Reach Deal On Pay Raises

Oct. 18
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

Details on the contract agreement designed to stem the flow of experienced officers from the San Diego Police Department to other law enforcement agencies are expected to be released Wednesday morning.

Barrera Says San Diego Unified Might Take A Run At 2018 Funding Mea...

Barrera Says San Diego Unified Might Take A Run At 2018 Funding Measure

Oct. 18
By Megan Burks

At the State of the District Address Tuesday, School Board President Richard Barrera said the district is exploring whether to put an initiative on the ballot.

Utility Scrutinized As Northern California Wildfire Victims Sue

Utility Scrutinized As Northern California Wildfire Victims Sue

Oct. 18
By Associated Press

Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region's deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the cause.

In 2007, Qualcomm Stadium Became A Refuge For 15,000 Wildfire Evacuees

In 2007, Qualcomm Stadium Became A Refuge For 15,000 Wildfire Evacuees

Oct. 18
By Andrew Bowen

Some 15,000 people fleeing wildfires in 2007 sought shelter in Qualcomm Stadium, since renamed SDCCU Stadium. Officials say the effort was proof the city can manage massive evacuations — with the help of volunteers and donations.

2007 Wildfires: Losing Their Homes Changed Their Lives

2007 Wildfires: Losing Their Homes Changed Their Lives

Oct. 18
By Alison St John

The wildfires that tore through San Diego County 10 years ago this week destroyed an estimated 1,600 homes. Two couples who lost everything when their homes burned to the ground talk about how the experience changed them.

Federal Program To Address Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities May Go...

Federal Program To Address Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities May Go Unfunded

Oct. 17
By Tarryn Mento

Supporters of the program say it is effective and can save money, while opponents say there is just not enough funding.

Death Toll At 19 In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak

Death Toll At 19 In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak

Oct. 17
By City News Service

An additional hepatitis A death in the San Diego region was confirmed over the past week, bringing the toll this year to 19, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported Tuesday.

City Council Approves Controversial Mission Valley Religious Resort...

City Council Approves Controversial Mission Valley Religious Resort Project

Oct. 17
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

A long-planned but controversial religious tourism and conference center project on Hotel Circle was OK'd Tuesday by the San Diego City Council.

Famed Oceanographer To Have Part Of La Jolla Shores Boardwalk Named...

Famed Oceanographer To Have Part Of La Jolla Shores Boardwalk Named In His Honor

Oct. 17
By City News Service

A section of the La Jolla Shores boardwalk, where famed oceanographer Walter Munk performed experiments as far back as the 1940s, will be named in his honor Wednesday.

Radioactive Water As A Cure-All? A Look At Medical 'Quackery' That ...

Radioactive Water As A Cure-All? A Look At Medical 'Quackery' That Didn't Hold Up

Oct. 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

There have been mavericks in the history of medicine whose crazy ideas have advanced the treatment of disease. But there were the other kind of medical mavericks who just had crazy ideas, like giving babies opiates to stop them from crying or eating tapeworms to lose weight.