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Water Officials To Test Repairs At San Diego School After Elevated ...

Water Officials To Test Repairs At San Diego School After Elevated Lead Levels Found

May 26
By City News Service

City of San Diego officials are scheduled on Friday to test the water at Birney Elementary School in University Heights to determine if repairs successfully cleared contaminants from the plumbing system.

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

May 26
By City News Service, KPBS News

Heightened wildfire danger posed by ample dry vegetation and increasingly warm, arid weather in the San Diego area prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for local outdoor residential fires in unincorporated areas beginning Friday.

San Diego Among Cities With Largest Population Growth

San Diego Among Cities With Largest Population Growth

May 25
By City News Service

San Diego added 15,715 residents between July 1, 2015, and June 30 of last year, the 10th largest numeric population increase in the country, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.

Charges Filed Against Hash Oil Operation In San Diego

Charges Filed Against Hash Oil Operation In San Diego

May 25
By City News Service

The defendants are accused of conspiracy to use flammable, volatile and/or toxic chemicals to extract THC from marijuana, to purify concentrated cannabis, to illegally sell hash oil out of state for a profit and to proactively hide such activity from city inspectors.

San Diego Council Committee Gets Update On School Water Testing

San Diego Council Committee Gets Update On School Water Testing

May 25
By City News Service

An update on testing for contaminants in water at area schools is scheduled to be presented on Thursday to the City Council's Environment Committee.

Will 'Top Gun' Return To San Diego For The Sequel?

Will 'Top Gun' Return To San Diego For The Sequel?

May 24
By City News Service

San Diego's film office Wednesday welcomed news that Tom Cruise plans to make a sequel to "Top Gun," the movie that imprinted the city's military culture on the consciousness of millions of moviegoers.

San Diego Researchers Find Missing World War II Bomber Off Papua Ne...

San Diego Researchers Find Missing World War II Bomber Off Papua New Guinea

May 24
By City News Service

An expedition led in part by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego located a missing World War II bomber off the coast of Papua New Guinea and surveyed another at the bottom of a harbor, it was announced on Tuesday.

San Diego's Home Price Hits Record High Of $525K

San Diego's Home Price Hits Record High Of $525K

May 24
By City News Service, KPBS News

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 7.4 percent in April, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold tumbled by 9.1 percent, a real estate information service announced on Tuesday.

Hilton Torrey Pines Gets Lease Extension Until 2067

Hilton Torrey Pines Gets Lease Extension Until 2067

May 23
By City News Service

A 24-year lease extension for the owners of the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines was unanimously approved today by the San Diego City Council.

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Oceanside Mayor Takes Leave Of Absence For Health Reasons

May 23
By City News Service

Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood is taking a leave of absence for undisclosed health reasons, the city announced Tuesday.

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