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6 San Diego County School Districts Report Precarious Financial Conditions

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The six San Diego County school districts in financial trouble are San Ysidro Elementary, Borrego Springs, Coronado, Ramona City, San Diego and Warner.

Reported Sex Assault Leaves San Diego City College On High Alert

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Authorities advised San Diego City College students Wednesday to be extra careful about their personal security following a sex assault at the downtown campus.

Lawsuit: USD Discouraged Victim From Reporting Rape

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A law student at the University of San Diego is suing the school, alleging that she was discouraged from reporting that she had been raped by two male classmates.

San Diego City Committee Approves Regulations To Support Small Homes

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Developers would find it easier to subdivide certain lots and build small, single-family homes under a series of measures tentatively approved by a San Diego City Council committee.

San Diego County Supervisors Reject Boulevard Solar Project

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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday denied a permit for one of two solar projects in Boulevard at the request of the developer.

Dead Body Found Inside Box In Lakeside

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Deputies serving an eviction notice at an East County apartment Wednesday found a woman's decomposed remains in a box inside the residence.

San Diego Rain Season Quickly Ending

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Weekend temperatures will peak in the mid-70s this weekend after a wild week of rain, snow and even hail in parts of California. Meanwhile in Boston, there's record snowfall.

5,000 Balboa Park Explorer Passes To Be Given To Underserved Families

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The passes, provided by the museums and 75 individuals, are worth about $1 million.

San Diego Burn Institute's Annual Boot Drive Kicks Off Wednesday

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Firefighters will accept donations at more than 100 locations around San Diego County.

Bowl Games Bring $35.3M To San Diego, Report Says

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The total was up nearly $5 million from the previous year, according to the study.

Council Accepts Funding For 100-Year-Old North Park Bridge

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The Georgia Street bridge, built in 1914 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998, requires seismic retrofitting and other upgrades.

San Diego Catholic Diocese Names New Bishop

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Robert McElroy, a leader in the Catholic Church's social justice wing, will be the sixth bishop for San Diego.

San Diego County Will Take Bids For Body Cameras For Sheriff's Deputies

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Outfitting the department's personnel with the cameras and accessories is expected to cost more than $1 million a year, not including the cost of storing the recordings electronically.

Water Main Break Leaves Sinkhole In Escondido

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A 10-inch concrete main somehow burst, ripping up the roadway and leaving a massive sinkhole across from Central Elementary School.

San Diego Catholic Diocese To Announce New Bishop

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The San Diego Roman Catholic Diocese is expected Tuesday to name a successor to Bishop Cirilo Flores, who died last year.

Ocean Pollution Alert Expands To Coronado

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Authorities Monday expanded an existing border-area ocean-pollution alert north to include Silver Strand State Beach.

San Diego County Supervisors To Talk Cameras For Deputies

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Law enforcement agencies in the San Diego region and across the country are starting to acquire the cameras so that officers can record interactions with the public.

Lanes Of I-8 East Reopened Following Shooting Investigation

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Three lanes of the eastbound I-8 freeway between Severin Drive and Johnson Avenue were closed to allow an investigation of an early morning shooting. The lanes were reopened by 7 a.m.

Rain In San Diego County To Make Way For Clear Skies

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The precipitation was expected to continue through the afternoon before dwindling and petering out overnight, making way for clearing skies, forecasters said.

Judge Allows Deported Mexicans To Return For Hearings

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Hundreds of non-citizens who signed "voluntary return" forms in Southern California and were expelled to Mexico will be given the chance to apply to return to the U.S. and seek legal status,.

Mira Mesa High Band Invited To Perform At Rose Parade

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The Mira Mesa band, nicknamed "Sapphire Sound," will be the first from the San Diego Unified School District to appear in the Rose Parade in nearly 30 years.

Rescue Workers Continue Search For Missing Hiker At Palomar Mountain

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San Diego-area authorities, aided by search teams from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, resumed the search for Chris Slyvia.

Record Number Of Whooping Cough Cases In San Diego County In 2014

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A total of 2,072 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, were confirmed in 2014. The county's previous record was set in 2010, when 1,179 cases were recorded.

Leonard Nimoy, Famous As Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies

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Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. He was 83.

Rain, Snow, Gusty Winds Coming To San Diego County This Weekend

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The National Weather Service said showers may start as early as Friday evening but will be most widespread Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.

San Diego To Host Major Shakespeare Exhibit

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A touring exhibition of the first written collection of Shakespeare plays will make its only California stop in San Diego next year.

Search Continues For Man Who Disappeared While Hiking In East San Diego County

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Chris Sylvia, 28, was reported missing Tuesday after he failed to arrive as planned at his final destination in Campo.

Overall Crime Rate Decreases In San Diego

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The exception was rape, with the number of reported cases rising from 316 in 2013 to 371 last year — a jump of more than 17 percent.

Feds Return 19 Cultural Treasures To Italy

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The artifacts were looted from their rightful Italian owners and smuggled into the United States during the last several years, according to authorities.

USS San Diego Returns After Seven-Month Voyage

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Commissioned in May 2012, the San Diego sailed 26,000 nautical miles while its sailors and Marines helped with air strikes against Islamic State targets.

Flu Season Deaths In San Diego County Rises To 62

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Eight more people died of influenza-related causes in the San Diego area last week, bringing the toll for this "flu season" to 62.

San Diego's General Fund To Increase By $14M

A report on the budget will be delivered to the San Diego City Council's Budget Committee Wednesday.

SeaWorld Cares For Endangered Sea Turtle Flown From Oregon

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On Tuesday, the turtle was flown to San Diego to complete her rehabilitation in the hopes of returning her to the wild once completely healed.

Antonio Villaraigosa Won't Run For Senate

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The former Los Angeles mayor, however, did not specifically say whether he still plans to run for governor, a post in which he has expressed interest in the past.

Officials Encourage San Diegans To Shut Off Sprinklers Because Of Recent Rain

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San Diego County Water Authority officials are encouraging residents to shut off their automatic lawn sprinklers because of the recent rainfall and the potential of another storm over the upcoming weekend.

San Diego Home Prices Increased By 4.8 Percent

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San Diego was one of six major cities to lose ground in December compared to the month before. The monthly price drop was 0.2 percent.

City Council Unanimous In Commitment To Keep Chargers In San Diego

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The resolution was introduced five days after the Chargers and Oakland Raiders issued a joint statement that said they were working on a plan to build a $1.7 billion stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson in case efforts to create new playing facilities in their home cities didn't bear fruit.

San Onofre Operator Asks To Expand Used Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility

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Southern California Edison said its current facility, which was approved in 2001, will soon reach its capacity.

San Diego City Council Approves One Paseo Development

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A 23.6-acre mixed-use development proposed for Carmel Valley was debated by supporters and opponents before the San Diego City Council on Monday.

Ocean Pollution Warning Expanded To Imperial Beach

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Authorities Monday expanded an existing ocean-pollution warning in the area of Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge north to include the entire shoreline of Imperial Beach.

San Diego Law Enforcement Enhancing Security Measures After Malls Threat

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Law enforcement authorities in the San Diego area sought Monday to assure the public that they were taking all possible security steps in the aftermath of a Somalia-based terror group's threat to do violence at malls.

San Diego State Names College After Stephen Weber

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San Diego State University announced Monday that its Honors College has been named after former school President Stephen Weber and his late wife, Susan.

San Diego's Gross Domestic Product Expected To Outpace State, National Economies

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San Diego's GDP this year is projected to be $218.6 billion. Last year, it was estimated to be $218.2 billion.

Isolated Showers Expected In San Diego County Through Afternoon

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Another inclement weather pattern likely will bring more chances of rain next weekend.

Anaheim Ducks Name Their San Diego Hockey Team The Gulls

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The American Hockey League team that will begin play at Valley View Casino Center this fall will be nicknamed the Gulls, continuing a San Diego tradition dating to 1966.

Two People Arrested At Silver Strand For Illegally Entering Into U.S.

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Two Mexican citizens who illegally entered the country on jet skis were arrested early Friday at the south end of Silver Strand State Beach.

6 San Diego County Residents Selected To Be White House Interns

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Students from Encinitas, San Diego and Poway were selected to work at the White House this spring.

San Diego County Sheriff's Officials Identify Human Trafficking Suspect

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Sheriff's officials released the names Friday of a 22-year-old human trafficking suspect who nearly ran down a Border Patrol agent in Alpine.

Mental Competency Trial Ordered For Driver Who Hit Fiesta Island Bicyclists

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A report issued in December found that Theresa Owens is mentally competent to stand trial, but a second doctor opined that the defendant was incompetent because she couldn't assist her attorney at trial.

Comic-Con Ticket Badges Go On Sale Saturday

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Hopeful attendees must already be registered with a Comic-Con ID to participate in the online sales for tickets to the festival, which is scheduled for July 8-12.

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