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City Heights YMCA Gets $3.1M State Grant

The funding from the state Department of Housing and Community Development comes on top of funding last year that will pay for construction of a skate park at the site — Park De La Cruz on Landis Street.

USD Welcomes New President

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James Harris, who led Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, for 13 years, succeeds Mary Lyons, who retired after a dozen years as USD president.

Port Commissioner Leads In Fundraising In San Diego City Attorney Race

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Rafael Castellanos is facing fellow lawyers Gil Cabrera, Robert Hickey and Mara Elliott in next year's election to succeed Jan Goldsmith, who is being termed out.

Lawmakers Ask Obama To Update Animal Welfare Act

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A group of federal lawmakers called on President Barack Obama's administration to update 20-year-old rules governing the treatment of captive marine mammals, such as killer whales at SeaWorld San Diego.

San Diego City Council Committee To Hear Proposal To Raise Water Rates

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The city's Public Utilities Department has suggested increasing rates to customers by 9.8 percent beginning in January, and an additional 6.9 percent next July 1.

USS San Diego Gets New Commander

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The Navy announced that Capt. Carl Meuser assumed command of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego, which is based at its namesake city.

Delays Possible As Crews Repair Kearny Mesa Freeway Overpass

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Authorities shut down one westbound lane of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard over state Route 163 after the bridge was clipped by the excavator as the truck hauling it headed south around 7:15 a.m. Thursday. The impact to the bridge exposed rebar, broke off pieces of concrete and sent debris into the roadway.

Monsoonal Moisture Caused Rain, Lightning In East San Diego County

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There will be a chance of more of the same weather in the East County on Friday, though it was expected to be considerably milder, if it occurs at all.

San Diego City Council To Consider Park Boulevard Project

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A long-awaited plan to connect Park Boulevard with Harbor Drive could get a boost next week when the San Diego City Council considers whether to direct new funding toward the project.

San Diego County Traffic Deaths Rise In 2014

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Motor vehicle-related fatalities accounted for 291 cases thoroughly investigated by the medical examiner's office last year, compared to 247 in 2013.

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