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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Visits San Diego

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Visits San Diego

Sept. 20
By City News Service

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was on hand in San Diego Wednesday as the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded 50,000 pounds of cocaine and heroin — with an estimated street value of more than $679 million — that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Aug. 2.

El Cajon Takes Steps To Tackle Hepatitis A Outbreak

El Cajon Takes Steps To Tackle Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 20
By City News Service

The city of El Cajon Wednesday outlined steps that have been taken, or are in the works, to deal with an outbreak of hepatitis A that has plagued San Diego and other cities in the region.

California Sues Trump Administration To Prevent Border Wall

California Sues Trump Administration To Prevent Border Wall

Sept. 20
By City News Service

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra visited San Diego Wednesday to announce a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its plan to begin construction on a border wall in San Diego and Imperial counties.

City Council Members Propose New Rules For Vacation Rentals

City Council Members Propose New Rules For Vacation Rentals

Sept. 20
By City News Service

Four City Council members Tuesday released a new proposal for regulating short-term vacation rental properties in San Diego, in an attempt to solve an issue that has vexed city officials and neighbors alike over the last few years.

San Diego City Council Passes Resolution In Opposition To Trump's B...

San Diego City Council Passes Resolution In Opposition To Trump's Border Wall

Sept. 19
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council passed a resolution Tuesday opposing President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium Gets A New Name: SDCCU Stadium

San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium Gets A New Name: SDCCU Stadium

Sept. 19
By City News Service

The City Council Tuesday approved an agreement to rename what had been Qualcomm Stadium as SDCCU Stadium, with the San Diego County Credit Union bidding $500,000 for the naming rights.

San Diego Launches New Effort To Tackle Hepatitis A Outbreak

San Diego Launches New Effort To Tackle Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 19
By City News Service

San Diego city and county officials launched a new effort Tuesday to further educate the public about hepatitis A vaccinations and sanitary precautions.

San Diego Poverty Rate Drops Slightly, Disparities Remain

San Diego Poverty Rate Drops Slightly, Disparities Remain

Sept. 19
By City News Service

Poverty in both the city and county of San Diego dropped last year, compared to the year before, though disparities still remain among ethnic groups, according to a new report.

Border Agents Seize More Than $5 Million In Drugs

Border Agents Seize More Than $5 Million In Drugs

Sept. 19
By City News Service

Customs and Border Patrol agents monitoring California's ports of entry from Mexico intercepted nearly $5 million worth of drugs and arrested 17 wanted fugitives over the weekend, followed by the seizure Monday of nearly $1 million worth of marijuana seized from a boat that came on shore near Del Mar, the agency said Tuesday.

City Council Expected To Rename Qualcomm Stadium

City Council Expected To Rename Qualcomm Stadium

Sept. 19
By City News Service

The City Council will be asked Tuesday to rename what had been Qualcomm Stadium to SDCCU Stadium, with San Diego County Credit Union bidding $500,000 for the naming rights.

Bipartisan Bill Aims To Rehabilitate Tijuana River Valley After Sew...

Bipartisan Bill Aims To Rehabilitate Tijuana River Valley After Sewage Spills

Sept. 18
By City News Service

A bipartisan federal bill was introduced Monday that aims to rehabilitate the Tijuana River Valley after a series of sewage spills in the area and to implement ways to prevent future spills.

South Bay Lawyer Joins Others Suing Trump Administration On DACA De...

South Bay Lawyer Joins Others Suing Trump Administration On DACA Decision

Sept. 18
By City News Service

A South Bay lawyer who joined five other plaintiffs Monday in suing the Trump administration over the decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program said that she's confident Congress will do the right thing, but trusts the courts even more.

Smuggling Boat Lands In Del Mar, Border Agents Arrest Three

Smuggling Boat Lands In Del Mar, Border Agents Arrest Three

Sept. 18
By City News Service

Three people were arrested and about 30 large bundles of suspected drugs were seized when a small smuggling boat landed on the beach Monday morning in Del Mar, the U.S. Border Patrol reported.

San Diego City Council Stalls Plans For Religious Resort In Mission...

San Diego City Council Stalls Plans For Religious Resort In Mission Valley

Sept. 18
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

A religious-themed resort in Mission Valley failed to win outright approval from the San Diego City Council.

Fire Chief: Fall May Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions To San Diego

Fire Chief: Fall May Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions To San Diego

Sept. 18
By City News Service

This fall could bring dangerous wildfire conditions to San Diego and surrounding areas of the county, according to a report scheduled to be delivered Monday to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

Customers, Employees Exposed To Hepatitis A In Pacific Beach Restau...

Customers, Employees Exposed To Hepatitis A In Pacific Beach Restaurant

Sept. 15
By City News Service

Customers and employees of World Famous in Pacific Beach may have been exposed to hepatitis A over seven days between late August and Monday of this week, but the risk of infection is small, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported Friday.

Kaaboo Music Festival Kicks Off Friday

Kaaboo Music Festival Kicks Off Friday

Sept. 15
By City News Service

Kaaboo, a music festival at Del Mar, kicks off tonight.

From 'The Q' to SDCCU: San Diego City Council To Decide Stadium's N...

From 'The Q' to SDCCU: San Diego City Council To Decide Stadium's New Name

Sept. 15
By City News Service

The City Council will be asked Tuesday to rename what had been Qualcomm Stadium to SDCCU Stadium, with San Diego County Credit Union bidding $500,000 for the naming rights, according to documents made available Thursday.

Local Businesses, Civic Leaders Form Group In Opposition Of Communi...

Local Businesses, Civic Leaders Form Group In Opposition Of Community Choice Energy

Sept. 14
By City News Service

A group of San Diego business and civic leaders announced Thursday they have formed a coalition to question a move toward community choice energy, which would allow San Diego's municipal government to acquire power separately from the local utility.

Water Line Rupture Shuts Down Eastbound I-8

Water Line Rupture Shuts Down Eastbound I-8

Sept. 14
By City News Service

A water line ruptured underneath the southern edge of Interstate 8 in Mission Valley Thursday, causing a spectacular geyser that flooded the freeway, dug a yawning sinkhole in the pavement and shut down the eastbound lanes of the regional route for an unknown duration.

Palomar College, Point Loma Nazarene Report 3 Cases Of Tuberculosis

Palomar College, Point Loma Nazarene Report 3 Cases Of Tuberculosis

Sept. 14
By City News Service

Two people at Palomar College in San Marcos and one at the Point Loma Nazarene regional campus in Mission Valley had tuberculosis and may have exposed others, county health officials reported Thursday.

San Diego To Consider Regulating Short-Term Rentals As City Becomes...

San Diego To Consider Regulating Short-Term Rentals As City Becomes 4th-Busiest AirBnB Market

Sept. 14
By City News Service

San Diego was the fourth-busiest market for online vacation rental agency Airbnb this summer, the firm reported Thursday.

Investigation Underway After 15 Marines Were Injured In Camp Pendle...

Investigation Underway After 15 Marines Were Injured In Camp Pendleton Accident

Sept. 14
By City News Service

An investigation is underway Thursday at Camp Pendleton, where an amphibious landing vehicle caught fire during a training exercise, injuring 15 Marines, five critically.

15 Marines Injured At Camp Pendleton After Accident

15 Marines Injured At Camp Pendleton After Accident

Sept. 13
By City News Service

An accident involving an amphibious landing vehicle at Camp Pendleton left 15 Marines injured Wednesday, authorities reported.

City Council Committee Sets Emergency Declaration On Homelessness I...

City Council Committee Sets Emergency Declaration On Homelessness In Motion

Sept. 13
By City News Service

A City Council committee Wednesday unanimously directed the City Attorney's office to draft an emergency declaration over a lack of shelter space, which has exacerbated a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A among San Diego's homeless population.

San Diego Mayor Announces Plan To Open Three Industrial Tents For H...

San Diego Mayor Announces Plan To Open Three Industrial Tents For Homeless

Sept. 13
By City News Service

In the latest effort to house the growing number of homeless in the San Diego region, city officials Wednesday said three new temporary shelters will open, the first one or two by the end of this year.

Death Toll Rises In San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak

Death Toll Rises In San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 12
By City News Service

The San Diego County health department reported Tuesday that the death toll in an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego has reached 16, and 421 people have been sickened with the disease,

Sumatran Tiger Cub From National Zoo Joins Bengal Tiger Cub Discove...

Sumatran Tiger Cub From National Zoo Joins Bengal Tiger Cub Discovered At Border

Sept. 12
By City News Service

A Sumatran tiger cub at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was flown to San Diego Monday to join a young Bengal tiger discovered during an apparent smuggling attempt from Mexico.

County Board Of Supervisors Approves Creation of Housing Trust Fund

County Board Of Supervisors Approves Creation of Housing Trust Fund

Sept. 12
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took the first step toward creating a $25 million trust fund that will allow county government to directly invest in affordable housing.

San Diego City Council Approves Regulations For Marijuana Businesses

San Diego City Council Approves Regulations For Marijuana Businesses

Sept. 11
By City News Service

A package of regulations for marijuana-related businesses in San Diego was approved by the City Council Monday evening.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed In San Diego After Equifax Hack

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed In San Diego After Equifax Hack

Sept. 11
By City News Service

A class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Diego on behalf of two people and the approximately 143 million U.S. consumers whose Equifax consumer credit files were hacked in mid-May through July.

San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak Prompts City To Wash Streets, Sidewa...

San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak Prompts City To Wash Streets, Sidewalks

Sept. 11
By City News Service

A San Diego Councilwoman called on the city Monday to take stronger measures along the San Diego River against an outbreak of hepatitis A that has killed at least 15 people and sickened around 400.

Back From Texas, San Diego Urban Search And Rescue Team Heads To Fl...

Back From Texas, San Diego Urban Search And Rescue Team Heads To Florida

Sept. 8
By City News Service, Michael Lipkin

Many of the members of a San Diego-based Urban Search and Rescue Team that just returned from storm-ravaged Houston headed right back out, this time to Florida.

SANDAG Begins Search For New Executive Director After Gallegos Step...

SANDAG Begins Search For New Executive Director After Gallegos Steps Down

Sept. 8
By City News Service

The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments voted Friday to embark on a national search for an executive director to succeed Gary Gallegos, who resigned in the wake of a devastating report on an erroneous revenue projection for a failed ballot measure.

Rising Homes Prices In San Diego Stall

Rising Homes Prices In San Diego Stall

Sept. 7
By City News Service

The trend of increasing prices and lower sales totals for single-family homes in the region stalled last month, according to data released Thursday by the San Diego Association of Realtors.

Helen Woodward Animal Center Backs Plan To House San Diego's Homele...

Helen Woodward Animal Center Backs Plan To House San Diego's Homeless In Large Tents

Sept. 7
By City News Service

The Helen Woodward Animal Center is the latest organization to get behind a plan to erect two large tents in San Diego to house the homeless, organizers Peter Seidler and Dan Shea announced Thursday.

Campaign To Maintain Vigilance Against Zika Virus Underway In San D...

Campaign To Maintain Vigilance Against Zika Virus Underway In San Diego

Sept. 7
By City News Service

A campaign for San Diegans to maintain vigilance against the Zika virus got underway this week with broadcast and billboard messages, county officials said Thursday.

San Diego Rescue Team To Return From Texas After Helping Harvey Vic...

San Diego Rescue Team To Return From Texas After Helping Harvey Victims

Sept. 7
By City News Service

The search-and-rescue task force is expected to arrive back in San Diego about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the SDFRD training facility.

Public Health Emergency Declared In San Diego County Over Hepatitis...

Public Health Emergency Declared In San Diego County Over Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 6
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Wednesday unanimously ratified a declaration of a public health emergency in San Diego County related to an outbreak of hepatitis A that has sickened nearly 400 people, 15 fatally.

Part Of Eastbound State Route 52 Will Be Closed Through Weekend For...

Part Of Eastbound State Route 52 Will Be Closed Through Weekend For Repairs

Sept. 6
By City News Service

A major chunk of the highway running from La Jolla to Santee will be shut down for repairs from Friday to Monday.

Former San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis To Run For County...

Former San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis To Run For County Board Of Supervisors

Sept. 6
By City News Service

Former San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis ended months of speculation by filing paperwork announcing her intention to run for the county Board of Supervisors.

UC San Diego Researchers Say Zika Virus May Help Fight Brain Cancer

UC San Diego Researchers Say Zika Virus May Help Fight Brain Cancer

Sept. 5
By City News Service

The Zika virus, the subject of a global health scare over the past couple of years, might actually help fight an aggressive form of brain cancer, researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine announced Tuesday.

80 Orphaned Dogs, Cats Up For Adoption In San Diego After Harvey

80 Orphaned Dogs, Cats Up For Adoption In San Diego After Harvey

Sept. 5
By City News Service

San Diego animal lovers are pitching in to help furry victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Protesters March For Workers' Rights In Downtown San Diego On Labor...

Protesters March For Workers' Rights In Downtown San Diego On Labor Day

Sept. 4
By City News Service

Hundreds of protesters, including local politicians, marched through downtown San Diego Monday to call for more rights for workers as part of a Labor Day demonstration.

San Diego State Issues Statement In Support Of DACA

San Diego State Issues Statement In Support Of DACA

Sept. 4
By City News Service

San Diego State University administrators issued a statement in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, as Washington sources Monday said the president would end DACA.

Government Offices Remain Closed For Labor Day

Government Offices Remain Closed For Labor Day

Sept. 4
By City News Service

Federal, state and local government offices will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

Hundreds Of Firefighters Battle Wildfire Near Border In Campo

Hundreds Of Firefighters Battle Wildfire Near Border In Campo

Sept. 1
By City News Service

A wildfire that broke out Friday morning near the U.S.-Mexico border in southern San Diego County burned about 120 acres before firefighters were able to stop it from spreading.

San Diego Councilman Calls For Homeless State Of Emergency; Mayor C...

San Diego Councilman Calls For Homeless State Of Emergency; Mayor Calls On County To Respond

Sept. 1
By City News Service

An adviser to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Councilman David Alvarez's call Thursday for a declaration of a state of emergency in the city due to a shortage of homeless shelters and an associated health crisis caused by an outbreak of Hepatisis A is not needed.

San Diego Temperatures Expected To Climb Even Higher Friday

San Diego Temperatures Expected To Climb Even Higher Friday

Sept. 1
By City News Service

The "blazing heat" that has stifled San Diego County for a week will continue Friday with temperatures expected to climb even higher, a day after Ramona topped out at 111 degrees to match the highest temperature ever recorded in the city, the National Weather Service said.

Annual Sand Sculpting Competition Kicks Off In San Diego

Annual Sand Sculpting Competition Kicks Off In San Diego

Sept. 1
By City News Service

The annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition is scheduled to open Friday at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.

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