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UC San Diego Gets Millions In Grants For Cancer, Zika Research

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UC San Diego School of Medicine received a pair of $2.1 million grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

County Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.2 Percent

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The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 4.2 percent, which equals the post-recession low hit last May.

Second In A Series Of Pacific Storms Brings Rain, Flooding

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Heavy rain and mountain snow, possible flooding, potentially damaging winds and thunderstorms are in the forecast for in various parts of San Diego County Friday as the second in a series of winter storms moves through the region.

Trump Opponents Hold San Diego Rallies

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Opponents of President-elect Donald Trump are scheduled to hold three rallies in San Diego Friday, the day the billionaire real estate magnate is sworn-in to office.

San Diego State To Extend Lease At Qualcomm

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San Diego State University has started talks with the city of San Diego on extending its lease for staging football games at Qualcomm Stadium for an additional two years.

San Diego Flu Season Death Toll Rises To 14

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Six new influenza-related deaths in the San Diego region bring the total number of deaths to 14.

Emergency Personnel Prepare For Flooding, Mountain Snow

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San Diego-area firefighters and lifeguards are bracing for heavy rain, flooding and mountain snow as a series of Pacific storms begin to sweep through the region.

Where To Get Sandbags In San Diego

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Various agencies across San Diego County are offering free sandbags to property owners worried about flood-related damage.

First In A Series Of Pacific Storms Hits San Diego

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Despite a small window of sunshine, storms are expected to continue in San Diego County as the the first in a series of Pacific storms with the potential to deliver the heaviest precipitation since 2010 moves through the region.

Padres Closer Hoffman Misses Hall Of Fame By Handful Of Ballots

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Former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman fell just short in his second bid to make baseball's Hall of Fame, which announced its 2017 class of inductees Wednesday.

Former San Diego Councilwoman, State Senator Lucy Killea Dies At 94

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Former San Diego city councilwoman, assemblywoman and state senator Lucy Killea has died at the age of 94, the nonprofit Women in California Politics reported Wednesday.

Volunteers, Donations Needed for Project Homeless Connect, Homeless Count

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Project Homeless Connect organizers said Wednesday they're expecting many more attendees at the annual one-day resource fair next week at Golden Hall, and called for San Diegans to step forward to volunteer and donate new or gently used items.

FTC Files Complaint Against San Diego-Based Qualcomm

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The complaint alleges Qualcomm is engaged in business practices designed to gain a monopoly and hamper competition.

Airbnb Says It Generated $7M In Tax Revenue For San Diego

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Operations by online vacation rental broker Airbnb last year generated $7 million in tax revenue for the city of San Diego, the company announced Tuesday.

Juan Vargas To Boycott Trump's Inauguration

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Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, announced Tuesday that he will join at least 15 other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation in skipping President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

Chargers To Introduce Anthony Lynn As Their New Head Coach

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The Los Angeles Chargers will introduce Anthony Lynn as their coach Tuesday, four days after his hiring was announced.

Pacific Storm Expected To Bring Heavy Rain, Snow To San Diego County

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A series of Pacific storms will bring heavy rain, mountain snow and gusty wind to San Diego County starting later this week and extending through early next week.

Local Leaders To Be Honored In San Diego Women's Hall Of Fame

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The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame will honor six local women in March.

Construction To Begin On I-5 In Solana Beach

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Work to bring improvements to Interstate 5 in the North County is scheduled to begin Tuesday, according to Caltrans.

San Diego Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. With Parade

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The 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade was held Saturday in downtown San Diego.

Federal, Local Offices Closed For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Many federal, state and local government offices in San Diego will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Three People Killed In Spring Valley Shooting

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A shooting at an apartment complex near Sweetwater Lane Community Park left two men and a woman dead Friday afternoon.

Chargers Hire Anthony Lynn As New Coach

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The day after they announced they would move from San Diego to Los Angeles, the Chargers hired Buffalo Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn Friday as their new head coach.

San Diego Blood Bank Hopes To Continue Chargers Relationship

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San Diego Blood Bank officials said Thursday they hope they can maintain a relationship with the Chargers football team, even though owner Dean Spanos is moving his franchise to Los Angeles.

More Rain Soaks San Diego County

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Rain and snow will continue falling in San Diego County on Friday and may persist into the weekend as the latest in a series of winter storms takes its time exiting the region.

Two Honored At San Diego MLK Breakfast

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Jeffrey Harper-Harris and the late Dr. Richard Butcher will be honored Friday at the 32nd annual YMCA of San Diego County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast in Mission Valley.

Potential Economic Impact Of Chargers Leaving San Diego

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The decision by owner Dean Spanos to move the Chargers to Los Angeles could raise San Diego's unemployment rate by 0.1 percent, a University of San Diego professor said Thursday.

Winter Storm Brings Wind, Rain To San Diego County

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The last and strongest in a series of winter storms to hit San Diego County will bring heavy rain at times throughout the day Thursday, a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms and snow down to around 4,500 feet on Friday.

San Diego Mayor Announces Tax Proposal In State Of The City Address

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer Thursday night proposed increasing San Diego's hotel room tax to expand the convention center, pay for more road repair and fund programs to get the growing number of homeless off the city's streets.

Callaway Golf Acquires Ogio International For $75.5M

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Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. announced Wednesday that it acquired sports bag maker Ogio International for $75.5 million.

NFL Gives Spanos Two More Days To Decide Whether Chargers Will Stay In San Diego

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Chargers owner Dean Spanos was given two more days to decide whether to remain in San Diego or move the team to the Los Angeles area, the National Football League announced Wednesday.

Chicano Park Designated As A National Historic Landmark

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Wednesday designated 24 new National Historic Landmarks, including Chicano Park in San Diego.

Four More Flu Deaths Reported, Bringing County Total To Nine

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Four new deaths in the San Diego area attributable to influenza-related complications were reported by county health officials Wednesday, bringing the "flu season" toll to nine.

Wet, Windy Weather Sweeps Through San Diego

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San Diego County will spend much of the day on Wednesday with rain and gusty wind, but the weather will ease up somewhat overnight ahead of a stronger and colder storm set to move into the region Thursday.

Motorist Crushed By Tree In Fallbrook Identified

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Authorities today publicly identified an 84-year-old motorist who was killed when a large tree toppled onto his minivan as he was driving along a rural road in Fallbrook.

San Diego Police Seek Public's Help To Find Missing Disabled Teen

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Authorities on Wednesday asked the public to keep an eye out for a developmentally disabled Del Cerro teenager who went missing this week.

Spiking Pension Costs Squeeze San Diego Budget

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The city of San Diego's projected budget shortfall for the next fiscal year has ballooned by nearly $10 million because of new data from the municipal employees' pension system, financial management staff reported Tuesday.

Despite Opposition, County Supervisors Vote To Increase Their Salaries

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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase their own salaries by more than $19,000 each year, despite public comment by about two dozen opponents.

Dozens Of Goats Rescued From Property In Jamul

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More than four dozen goats seized from a rural East County residential property, where several were found dead, were in the care of a county shelter Tuesday.

San Diego Home Sales Drop As Inventory Shrinks

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The number of residential real estate sales in the region plummeted last month in the face of shrinking inventories, the San Diego Association of Realtors reported Monday.

Another Round Of Rain Moving Into San Diego County

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Dense fog, rain and wind are expected in San Diego County starting Tuesday night as the second of three bouts of inclement weather this week hits the region.

12,000 UC Staffers Stage 1-Day Walk-Out

Around 12,000 University of California administrative, clerical and support staff in San Diego and throughout the state are scheduled to stage a one-day walkout on Tuesday.

Marshall Faulk Selected For College Football Hall Of Fame

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San Diego State University running back Marshall Faulk was selected Thursday as one of 13 new members of the College Football Hall of Fame, as named by the National Football Foundation.

Kristin Gaspar Inaugurated As County's Newest Supervisor

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Kristin Gaspar became San Diego County's newest supervisor Monday, replacing Dave Roberts in a district that represents part of North County.

Light Rainfall Moving Across San Diego County

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The spring-like weather in San Diego County over the weekend was expected to give way to periods of rain and strong winds in the mountains and deserts this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Two Local Hospitals Fined For Lapses In Patient Care

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The California Department of Public Health fined the hospitals for lapses in care that resulted in the death of one patient and an unplanned hysterectomy for another.

City Attorney's Office To Investigate Restaurants Found Surcharging Customers

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The investigation was launched after complaints about the practice were received on a consumer hotline.

Light Rains Sweeping Through San Diego County

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A mild winter storm brought gentle rains and increased winds to the San Diego area Thursday, ushering in another round of inclement weather as the new year gets off to a wet start.

Mayor Faulconer Considering Running For Governor

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Kevin Faulconer is reportedly discussing a run for California governor next year, but on Thursday his top campaign strategist downplayed any interest the San Diego mayor might have in the race.

San Diego County Economic Indicators Increase Slightly In November

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The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate released its index of leading economic indicators on Thursday, which showed a 0.3 percent rise in November, the largest gain in seven months.

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