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Scripps Health Inaugurates Emergency And Trauma Center

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The $33 million Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center will go into operation on Monday at the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus.

Online Map Shows Condition Of San Diego Streets

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City officials unveiled an interactive map that San Diegans can search to find the condition of their neighborhood streets and learn about recent and upcoming repair projects.

San Diego County Will Use A Two-Card Ballot This November Election

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County election officials confirmed Tuesday that a two-card ballot will be used in November, and urged San Diegans to prepare in advance in order to save time at the polls.

Poway Named One Of The Best California Cities To Raise A Family

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Only one San Diego County city made the list of the top 20 best California municipalities in which to raise a family, as rated by

Camp Pendleton Marine Shot In South L.A. Dies

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A 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton who was gravely wounded in a shooting in South Los Angeles last week has died, authorities reported Tuesday.

Report: San Diego Streets See Big Improvement

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The condition of surface streets in San Diego has gotten significantly better over the past five years, but there's still room for improvement.

American Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations Amid National Shortage

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Here are some donation opportunities in San Diego County this week.

Power Outages Linked To Lightning Strikes Leave Hundreds In The Dark

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Power outages linked to thunderstorms and lightning strikes left more than 2,100 San Diego-area homes and businesses without electrical service for hours Monday.

15 Cloud-To-Ground Lightning Strikes Recorded In San Diego County

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Many San Diegans woke up to thunderclaps and lightning early Monday. Thousands of homes and businesses experienced power outages, but it wasn't immediately clear if they were caused by the lightning strikes.

Lead On Mission Valley Stadium Plan Endorses Downtown Stadium Measure

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Adam Day, chairman of the Citizens Stadium Advisory Group formed last year by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, described Measure C on the November ballot as "well crafted."

San Diego Home Prices Stable

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The median sales price for a single-family home nudged up 1 percent since July to $567,000.

San Diego County Unemployment Rate Declines

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The unemployment rate in San Diego County was 5 percent last month, down from 5.3 percent the month before.

CHP Officer, Sergeant Injured In Lakeside Crash

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A CHP officer and sergeant were injured early Friday when their SUV was struck by a car driven by a suspected drunken driver who ran a red light at a Lakeside intersection.

Arrest Sparks Student Protests At SDSU

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A man's forceful arrest Thursday at San Diego State University sparked student protests on campus and prompted a response from university President Elliot Hirshman and campus police.

San Diego Judge Won't Reschedule Trump University Trial

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lead attorney requested the schedule change because it conflicts with another case he's working.

Innovation Economy Accounts For Quarter Of San Diego's GDP

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San Diego County's innovation economy has grown to $52 billion, but many investors remain wary of investing in it.

Flight Diverted After Report Of Suspicious Device Arrives In San Diego

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A San Diego-bound United Airlines flight that was diverted to Denver following a report of a suspicious device arrived at Lindbergh Field early Thursday.

Judge Changes Ballot Arguments For Lilac Hills Measure

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The Lilac Hills Ranch development in Valley Center that goes before San Diego County voters in November as Measure B had its ballot arguments slightly changed by a Superior Court judge's ruling.

Trolley Extension Gets $1 Billion From Transportation Department

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The trolley extension to UC San Diego is described as the largest public transit project in the history of the region. The federal government has now committed to covering about half of its full cost.

Larvicide To Be Dropped Into San Diego County Ponds, Rivers, Wetland Areas Wednesday

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The bacterium-based larvicide will be dropped in an effort to kill the larvae of mosquitoes that can transmit West Nile virus.

Applegate's Contentious Divorce Brought Up In Campaign For Congressional Seat

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Democratic congressional candidate Doug Applegate called his opponent Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, "desperate" after reports about Applegate's contentious divorce in Orange County surfaced Tuesday.

Chargers' Stadium Plan Gets Big Endorsement

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Measure C, a key component of the Chargers' plan to build a new stadium and convention center annex downtown, was endorsed by the Associated General Contractors of America's San Diego chapter.

UC San Diego Makes Top 10 College List

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UC San Diego made the top 10 list of best public schools in the U.S. again this year, in the U.S. News & World Report's Annual Ranking of America's Best Colleges released Tuesday.

Cool Weather, Gusty Winds, Drizzle Expected Again Tuesday

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Afternoon high temperatures are expected to run about 5 degrees below average near the coast and up to 15 degrees lower than normal in inland areas.

Rabid Bat Found At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

A rabid bat was found at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park last week, and health officials are looking for anyone who may have had contact with it.

Grant Hill Area Sprayed For Mosquitoes Over Zika Concerns

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The affected area is in Grant Hill and is bordered by Dodson Street, K Street, J Street and Island Avenue. The area was treated in an effort to prevent Zika from spreading to Aedes mosquitoes, which can transfer tropical diseases to humans.

Cooler Weather, Gusty Winds, Drizzle Expected In Parts Of San Diego County

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Afternoon high temperatures are expected to run 6 to 12 degrees below average Monday and 10 to 15 degrees lower than normal on Tuesday, and patchy drizzle will develop overnight in coastal and valley locales.

Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Returns To San Diego

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The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, which consists of three U.S. Navy warships and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is coming home to Naval Base San Diego Monday after a seven-month deployment that spanned more than 120,000 miles and 13 ports of call.

Monday Is Deadline To Get More Than $350,000 In Unclaimed Taxes

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San Diego County's treasurer-tax collector said this week that around $352,000 in overpaid property taxes or county fees remain unclaimed, and Monday is the deadline to come forward.

Area In Normal Heights To Be Sprayed For Mosquitoes Friday

San Diego County vector control workers will begin spraying pesticide in part of the Normal Heights neighborhood Friday morning in an effort to kill mosquitoes discovered near the home of a man who contracted the Zika virus while traveling.

San Diego Firefighter To Be Honored For Saving Life Of Fellow Firefighter

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Alex Wallbrett, who works out of fire station 4 in East Village, will be honored with the Governor's Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor at a ceremony Monday in Sacramento.

Authorities ID Second Body That Washed Ashore Near The Border

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Jose Angel Bobadilla, 49, was found dead along the surf line at Border Field State Park Saturday morning by U.S. Border Patrol agents conducting routine patrols.

9/11 Ceremony In San Diego Marks 15 Years Since Terrorist Attacks

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San Diego leaders and first responders gathered Wednesday at the San Diego Civic Concourse to mark 15 years since 9/11.

San Diego County Announces More Mosquito Spraying

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Pesticide will be applied in a section of Normal Heights where Aedes mosquito larvae and adult mosquitoes were discovered near the home of a man who contracted the Zika virus while traveling.

Republican VP Candidate Pence To Attend Fundraising Event In La Jolla

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential candidate, is expected to begin his day Wednesday in San Diego County, attending an 11 a.m. event in La Jolla co-hosted by developer Doug Manchester

SANDAG Tax Measure Opponents File Lawsuit

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Opponents of a proposal that would hike San Diego County's sales tax by a half-cent to fund infrastructure projects have filed a lawsuit challenging the accuracy of supporters' ballot statements.

ITT Tech Shutters Campuses After Federal Aid Sanctions

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ITT Educational Services is ending academic operations at all of its more than 130 campuses across 38 states. That includes the National City and Vista campuses.

Mount Hope Sprayed For Mosquitoes After Positive Zika Test

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County vector control workers began spraying part of the neighborhood after an area resident tested positive for the Zika virus. But not everyone was happy about it.

Oak Park Assault Being Investigated As Possible Hate Crime

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An assault in the Oak Park neighborhood in which a man was beaten and stabbed was being investigated Tuesday as a possible hate crime.

CHP Made 64 Drunken Driving Arrests By 6 Monday Morning

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Data released Monday afternoon shows a decrease in drunk driving arrests statewide compared with last year.

17-Year-Old Arrested For Spring Valley Fire

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A teenage boy has been arrested for the Aug. 17 brush fire in Spring Valley that threatened homes, caused evacuations, charred 25 acres of brush and lead to the injury of a firefighter.

Detectives Seek Tips On Teenager's Death At Oceanside Park

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Authorities said clues were scarce in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl at an Oceanside park early Saturday.

Medical Examiner IDs Body That Washed Ashore Near Imperial Beach

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Oscar Javier Andrade-Aguirre, 34, was found dead by U.S. Border Patrol agents on the beach at Border Field State Park, about 300 yards north of the Mexican border, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

FAA Rejects Lindbergh Flight Plan Change

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A proposal to tighten the loop made over Point Loma by some aircraft departing the airport was staunchly opposed by residents.

Tourism Industry Groups Officially Come Out Against Chargers Initiative, Citizens' Plan

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The San Diego Tourism Authority and Hotel-Motel Association said a measure that would fund a new downtown stadium and another that would impose changes on businesses "present a substantial threat" to the industry.

San Diego Municipal Website Named Second Best In The U.S.

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The Center for Digital Government recognizes the city of San Diego's redesigned website, which debuted in March.

Index Reports Mixed News For San Diego Economy

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The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate has released its index of leading economic indicators for San Diego County.

More Potential Victims Come Forward In East County Physician Abuse Case

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A dozen potential new victims have contacted federal authorities after the arrest of an East County physician suspected of dispensing powerful painkillers in exchange for sex.

Investigators Working To Determine Cause Of Brush Fire Near Jamul

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Authorities said the spreading of Thursday's fire was halted within 90 minutes after burning about 10 acres of backcountry terrain.

Kaepernick Visits As Chargers Salute Military

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San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick sparked controversy with what he explained as a statement against racial oppression. The 49ers will take on the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium Thursday, when the San Diego team will conduct its annual military salute.

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