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GOP Blame-Game Begins After Senate Sinks Health Care Drive

GOP Blame-Game Begins After Senate Sinks Health Care Drive

July 28
By City News Service

Republican finger-pointing commenced after the Senate's dark-of-night defeat of the GOP's flagship effort to repeal much of the Obama health care law in a startling vote that dealt a blistering blow to President Donald Trump.

SANDAG Considers Putting Governance Change Proposition Before Voters

SANDAG Considers Putting Governance Change Proposition Before Voters

July 27
By City News Service

With a bill to reform the San Diego Association of Governments working its way through the state Legislature, the regional planning agency's Board of Directors is scheduled Friday to discuss placing its own package of governance changes before local voters.

Rep. Scott Peters Attempts To Block Trump From Barring Transgender ...

Rep. Scott Peters Attempts To Block Trump From Barring Transgender People From Military

July 26
By City News Service

A San Diego congressman Wednesday filed an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that's intended to block President Donald Trump from barring transgender people from serving in the military.

Larsen Athletic Field In San Ysidro Gets $1.7 Million Renovation

Larsen Athletic Field In San Ysidro Gets $1.7 Million Renovation

July 26
By City News Service

City officials are scheduled Wednesday to unveil $1.7 million in improvements to Larsen Athletic Field in San Ysidro.

Decorated Veteran Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

Decorated Veteran Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

July 26
By City News Service

A decorated Vietnam War pilot embezzled $124,000 from the veterans society where he was the treasurer to fund his lavish lifestyle after going bankrupt, authorities said.

San Diego State University Has New Plans For Qualcomm Stadium Site

San Diego State University Has New Plans For Qualcomm Stadium Site

July 25
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego State University officials have reopened discussions with the mayor's office and members of the City Council over the future of the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley, a school spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The Old Globe Announces New Managing Director

The Old Globe Announces New Managing Director

July 25
By City News Service

The Old Globe Theater in San Diego announced Monday that Timothy Shields will become managing director beginning in October, succeeding Michael Murphy.

San Diego Zoo Makes First Attempt At Inseminating Southern White Rhino

San Diego Zoo Makes First Attempt At Inseminating Southern White Rhino

July 25
By City News Service

Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research announced Tuesday that they've made their first attempt to artificially inseminate a southern white rhinoceros, in an attempt to save the critically endangered northern white rhino.

San Diego Home Prices Continue To Rise

San Diego Home Prices Continue To Rise

July 25
By City News Service

Home prices in San Diego increased by 1 percent from April to May, and 6.6 percent since May of last year, according to the Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices that were released Tuesday.

City Council Approves Steps To Alleviate Affordable Housing Shortage

City Council Approves Steps To Alleviate Affordable Housing Shortage

July 25
By City News Service

The City Council Monday approved a series of steps intended to alleviate the critical affordable housing shortage in San Diego, including easing regulations on construction of auxiliary units or "granny flats."

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