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Revised Report Estimates San Diego Convention Center Expansion To Be $539M

CSL International estimates the price tag to add 210,000 square feet of exhibit space, more than 101,000 square feet of meeting space and 60,000 square feet of ballrooms is $539 million.

Wireless Health Sensor Undergoes Clinical Trial At Scripps

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The device developed by Silicon Valley-based Scanadu, measures heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen level and temperature through multiple electrodes and an infrared sensor.

San Diego Convict Charged With Killing Cellmate

Lawrence Phillips, who played for the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers during a three-year NFL career, is accused of strangling Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison.

San Diego Mayor Spends Morning Hauling Yard Waste

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer told sanitation workers at a recent employee appreciation event that he wanted to experience a morning with them.

Reward Offered In Case Of Stolen iPads From San Diego High

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More than 120 iPads were stolen from San Diego High School during two break-ins. Authorities estimated the loss of the iPads and the damage to the campus at $100,000.

San Diego DA: Increase In DUIs Made For 'Summer Of Shame'

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Law enforcement officials in San Diego expressed serious concerns over an increase in the number of alcohol-related fatal crashes this summer.

Man Files Excessive Force Claim Against Off-Duty San Diego Sheriff's Detective

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Robert Branch claimed Detective Paul Ward put him in a bar-arm chokehold after following his vehicle off westbound Interstate 8 at College Avenue on May 4

University Of San Diego Study: School Proximity Matters In Real Estate

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Home values sink the closer the properties are to a campus, especially a private school, according to professors at USD's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate.

Rowdy San Diego Soccer Players Cause Flight To Make Unexpected Stop

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A half-dozen soccer players who were allegedly disruptive on a Southwest flight from San Diego to Chicago, forcing the plane to make an unexpected stop in Texas, were charged with interfering with a flight crew.

Body Found In Ocean Beach Identified

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A man found dead in Ocean Beach has been identified as missing swimmer Brian Wilson, the medical examiner's office said.

Authorities ID Man Shot By Officer In Mission Valley

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Robert Arthur Hober of San Diego died after he was shot by a 15-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department.

Cuyamaca College Names New President

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Julianna Barnes, the current vice president of student services at San Diego Mesa College, was selected to lead Cuyamaca College.

Sweetwater Valley Little League Comes Home Tuesday

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The youngsters claimed the West Region title in San Bernardino and put up a strong showing in the Little League World Series before falling in an elimination game last week.

Encinitas Mayor Announces Run For Supervisor Dave Roberts' Seat

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Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar announced Monday that she will run for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors seat held by Dave Roberts.

Monthly Film Series To Begin At San Diego's Balboa Theatre

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Cinema @ The Balboa will offer a preview Sept. 20-27, with an array of four to six films monthly beginning in October.

San Diego County Economic Indicators Fall In July

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The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County fell 0.4 percent in July. The decrease comes after 13 straight months of increases.

Body Found In Ocean Beach

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The U.S. Coast Guard and city lifeguards searched for a 23-year-old man who disappeared while taking a weekend swim near Sunset Cliffs.

Study: Contiguous Convention Center Expansion Would Provide Biggest Return On Investment

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City and tourism officials commissioned the report to get a handle on market conditions after previous plans for an expansion of the meeting facility were stalled by a court ruling that found the funding mechanism to be unconstitutional.

Record Number Of Students Set To Start Classes At Cal State San Marcos

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The count for the fall semester includes 2,229 freshmen and 1,589 transfer students who will attend classes at the main campus in northern San Diego County and a satellite facility in Temecula.

Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Leaves San Diego, Bound For Japan

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The Reagan is one of three aircraft carriers taking part in a swap of home ports.

Cop's Killer Gets Parole Despite Protest From San Diego DA

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Jesus Cecena who was 17 when he killed a San Diego police officer during a 1978 traffic stop was granted parole, prompting District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to call on the governor to reverse the state Board of Parole's decision.

San Diego County Water Authority Wins Legal Battle

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A judge Friday affirmed his prior ruling that the San Diego County Water Authority is owed $188.3 million, plus interest, by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California because of illegal rates charged in 2011-14.

Cal State San Marcos To Begin Fall Semester With Record Number Of Students

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The count for the fall semester includes 2,229 freshmen and 1,589 transfer students who will attend classes at the main campus in northern San Diego County and a satellite facility in Temecula.

Heat Wave Expected To Peak Friday In San Diego County

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Temperatures are expected to be 5 to 10 degrees above average. A National Weather Service heat advisory is set to take effect in San Diego County at noon and extend until 6 p.m.

Sweetwater Valley All-Stars Eliminated In Little League World Series

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The team representing the Sweetwater Valley Little League was eliminated from the Little League World Series Thursday, losing to the all-stars from Texas' Pearland West Little League, 9-7.

San Diego Gas & Electric Urges Consumers To Conserve During Heat Wave

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San Diego Gas & Electric hopes its incentive program for reduced power use will get customers to give their appliances the afternoon off Friday, expected to be the hottest day of the week.

Los Angeles Company Buys Some Of San Diego Daily Transcript

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The Daily Journal purchased the Daily Transcript's name and masthead and certain other assets.

Southwestern College, Point Loma Nazarene Announce Partnership

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Southwestern College announced a partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University that will allow students to pursue bachelor's degrees in four fields of study without having to leave the South Bay area.

San Diego Gulls To Begin Season On Oct. 10

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The San Diego Gulls will play host to Grand Rapids, with face-off scheduled for 7:05 p.m., starting a 68-game American Hockey League season that will feature 34 home matches.

Sexual Predator Admits Violating Terms Of Release

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Gary Snavely, a 52-year-old convicted child molester who was living in Jacumba Hot Springs, was ordered back to Coalinga State Hospital for further treatment.

California Cuts Water Use By 31 Percent In July Amid Drought

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The strong water conservation figures show California residents are beginning to understand the dire need to cut back in a fourth year of drought, Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, said.

Otay Mesa Plane Crash Investigators Talk To Witnesses

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A witness to the midair collision over Otay Mesa that killed five men told investigators the pilots "did not appear to have made any avoidance actions," according to a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report.

Rematch In Store For Sweetwater Valley In Little League World Series

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The Bonita-based Sweetwater Valley all-stars will face their counterparts from the Pearland West Little League of Pearland, Texas, who defeated Sweetwater Valley, 8-4, on Sunday.

Report: San Diego Traffic Is Bad, But Not That Bad

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San Diego's traffic congestion wasn't as bad in 2014 as in other large metropolitan areas, according to a report released Wednesday.

San Diego News Director Recalls Hiring, Firing Virginia Shooting Suspect

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Hours after a former broadcast journalist gunned down two ex-colleagues on live television and then killed himself in Virginia, the head of a San Diego TV newsroom Wednesday recalled hiring and firing the suspect 15 years ago at a station in Florida.

Scripps DNA Study Will Examine Climate Change's Effects On Fish

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Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said Wednesday they have completed a two-year sampling of DNA from fish that spawn near the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, creating a baseline that can be used for future studies.

Sweetwater Valley Advances In Little League World Series

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Sweetwater Valley avoided elimination for a second consecutive day Tuesday with an 11-3 victory over the team representing Kentucky's Bowling Green Eastern Little League, ending much of the suspense by scoring five runs over the first two innings.

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In 2011 City Heights Murder

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Lamont Holman — one of four people accused of involvement in the gang retaliation killing of Cordell King in City Heights — pleaded not guilty to murder.

Agency Launches App To Report San Diego's Water Wasters

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The "When in Drought, Report Waste" app, developed in conjunction with the San Diego County Water Authority's two dozen member agencies, will also allow users to transmit photographs or video of the problem.

SDG&E Sets Renewable Energy Record

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San Diego Gas & Electric announced Tuesday that it produced 1,042 megawatts of renewable electricity on its power grid one day last week, the most ever.

San Diego's Illumina To Help With Cattle Breeding

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Illumina Inc. reported Tuesday that it's teaming up with cattlemen in Ireland to improve the breeding of livestock.

Road Maintenance Funding To Be Discussed At San Diego Forum

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According to Gov. Jerry Brown, the state will need to spend $59 billion over the next 10 years to repair crumbling highway infrastructure, and he's pushing the legislature to find funding solutions.

Sweetwater Valley Little League Team Faces Another Elimination Game

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Sweetwater Valley, the West Region champion, avoided elimination Monday with a 10-3 victory over the team representing Rhode Island's Cranston Western Little League.

Summer Storm Brings Showers, Lightning To San Diego County

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The banks of wet clouds out of the south mostly dropped insignificant traces of moisture across the county, according to the National Weather Service.

El Cajon Names Next Police Chief

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City Manager Douglas Williford announced Monday the selection of El Cajon police Capt. Jeff Davis as the city's next police chief.

Del Mar Man Contracts West Nile Virus

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A 73-year-old Del Mar man was confirmed Monday as the year's first human case of West Nile virus in the San Diego region.

San Diego Trolleys Get Video-On-Demand Service

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The Metropolitan Transit System in San Diego introduced a pilot video-on-demand service on Green Line trolleys Monday.

I-805 North Between University City And Sorrento Valley Closed Overnight

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The northbound freeway is scheduled to be shut down between Nobel Drive and Mira Mesa Boulevard from 9:30 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

UC San Diego Ranked No. 1 For Public Good

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For the sixth year in a row, UC San Diego was first in the United States for colleges that serve the public good in rankings released Monday by Washington Monthly.

Downtown San Diego Apartment Building Fire Displaces 16 People

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At least one person jumped from a second-story window as the fire burned. A man who was injured in the jump also suffered possible smoke inhalation and was taken to a hospital to be treated.

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