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Record Number Of Meth-Related Deaths Reported In San Diego County

Record Number Of Meth-Related Deaths Reported In San Diego County

Dec. 11
By City News Service

Methamphetamine abuse contributed to a record number of deaths in the San Diego area last year, according to a government study released today.

San Diego Unified To Give Update On Fiscal Condition

San Diego Unified To Give Update On Fiscal Condition

Dec. 11
By City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District is poised to declare Tuesday that its fiscal condition is "positive" for what's believed to be the first time in eight years, but budget shortfalls are looming in the years ahead.

Homeless Of Golden Hill's Temporary Shelter To Be Relocated

Homeless Of Golden Hill's Temporary Shelter To Be Relocated

Dec. 11
By City News Service

The nonprofit that operates a temporary homeless camp in Golden Hill is aiming to shutter the facility by the end of this week, officials said Monday.

Supervisors Waive Permit Fees For Rebuilding After Lilac Fire

Supervisors Waive Permit Fees For Rebuilding After Lilac Fire

Dec. 11
By City News Service

The County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to waive permit fees for the rebuilding of more than 200 structures that have been destroyed or damaged in the Lilac Fire.

All Evacuation Orders For Lilac Fire Lifted

All Evacuation Orders For Lilac Fire Lifted

Dec. 11
By City News Service

All evacuation orders for the Lilac Fire were lifted Monday after crews managed to etch fire lines around 80 percent of the blaze.

Uber And Lyft Offering Free Rides For Those Affected By Wildfires I...

Uber And Lyft Offering Free Rides For Those Affected By Wildfires In Southern California

Dec. 8
By City News Service

The ride hailing services Uber and Lyft today are offering free rides up to a value of $50 to and from evacuation centers in San Diego County and other areas affected by wildfires in Southern California.

Fund Set Up For Horses After Lilac Wildfire

Fund Set Up For Horses After Lilac Wildfire

Dec. 8
By City News Service

The Lilac Fire in northern San Diego County killed about 25 horses and left owners and trainers searching for missing horses.

High Winds, Power Outages Prompt School Closures Across San Diego C...

High Winds, Power Outages Prompt School Closures Across San Diego County

Dec. 8
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego County Office of Education reports that some school districts in the county will be closed Friday due to high winds and potential power outages.

North County Representatives React To Lilac Fire

North County Representatives React To Lilac Fire

Dec. 8
By City News Service

Representatives from North County have released statements in reaction to San Diego County's Lilac Fire.

Sweetwater Fire Erupts In East County

Sweetwater Fire Erupts In East County

Dec. 8
By City News Service

As firefighters battled the 4,100-acre Lilac Fire burning in San Diego's North County, a new brush fire broke out Friday in the East County near Interstate 8 in Descanso, authorities said.

Parts Of Fallbrook In Ashes After Lilac Fire

Parts Of Fallbrook In Ashes After Lilac Fire

Dec. 7
By City News Service, KPBS News

Driven by Santa Ana winds, a brush fire ignited Thursday morning off of Interstate 15 and State Route 76 in the Bonsall-Fallbrook area, burning at least 4,100 acres, destroying at least 65 structures, according to fire officials.

San Diego's Toni Atkins To Become First Woman To Lead California Se...

San Diego's Toni Atkins To Become First Woman To Lead California Senate

Dec. 7
By City News Service

Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, is poised to become the leader of the Legislature's upper chamber next year after gaining support today from the Democratic caucus.

San Diego Firefighters On High Alert As Santa Ana Winds Gain Strength

San Diego Firefighters On High Alert As Santa Ana Winds Gain Strength

Dec. 7
By City News Service

Firefighting agencies across San Diego County are on high alert Thursday as the Santa Ana winds driving four major wildfires in Southern California are expected to gain strength, with gusts stronger than 80 mph, and create extreme fire danger.

Report: San Diego Has Nation's Fourth Largest Homeless Population

Report: San Diego Has Nation's Fourth Largest Homeless Population

Dec. 6
By City News Service

San Diego County has the fourth largest population of homeless people in the United States, according to a government report released Wednesday.

San Diego City Council Unanimously Approves Raises For Police Depar...

San Diego City Council Unanimously Approves Raises For Police Department

Dec. 5
By City News Service

An agreement to boost salaries for San Diego police officers was unanimously approved by the City Council Tuesday to address continuing difficulties in retaining personnel and recruiting new employees.

USS Howard, USS Nimitz To Return From Deployment

USS Howard, USS Nimitz To Return From Deployment

Dec. 5
By City News Service

A pair of San Diego-based warships are scheduled to return from deployment Tuesday while a third is set to come back on Wednesday.

San Diego Police Salary Boost Agreement To Go Before City Council

San Diego Police Salary Boost Agreement To Go Before City Council

Dec. 5
By City News Service

An agreement to boost salaries for officers to keep them from leaving the San Diego Police Department is scheduled to go before the City Council for formal approval Tuesday.

Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Fire Warning In San Diego

Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Fire Warning In San Diego

Dec. 5
By City News Service

A wildfire warning prompted by strong Santa Ana winds and near-negligible humidity levels kept the San Diego area an high alert Tuesday as destructive, out-of-control wildfires driven by similar conditions tore through parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Qualcomm Denounces Broadcom's 'Hostile Takeover' Bid

Qualcomm Denounces Broadcom's 'Hostile Takeover' Bid

Dec. 4
By City News Service

Qualcomm Monday denounced a plan by Broadcom to replace the San Diego-based mobile technology company's board of directors as part of what is now a hostile takeover bid.

City Council To Honor Holiday Bowl On 40th Anniversary

City Council To Honor Holiday Bowl On 40th Anniversary

Dec. 4
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council is poised Monday to honor the Holiday Bowl on its 40th anniversary.

Santa Ana Winds Expected Next Week Prompt Wildfire Warning

Santa Ana Winds Expected Next Week Prompt Wildfire Warning

Dec. 1
By City News Service

Santa Ana winds are expected to buffet San Diego County early next week and combine with dry conditions to increase the threat of late-season wildfires.

Design Unveiled For Potential Future Stadium For SDSU Football

Design Unveiled For Potential Future Stadium For SDSU Football

Nov. 30
By City News Service

One day after San Diego State University detailed its plan to expand into Mission Valley, the Aztecs athletic department Thursday unveiled a proposed design for the $250 million stadium portion of the project.

Navy Ships USS Princeton, USS Howard To Return To San Diego

Navy Ships USS Princeton, USS Howard To Return To San Diego

Nov. 30
By City News Service

Two San Diego-based ships that escorted the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz on deployment are scheduled to return to San Diego on Tuesday, the Navy announced Thursday.

SDSU Athletics To Reveal Details On Potential Stadium In Mission Va...

SDSU Athletics To Reveal Details On Potential Stadium In Mission Valley

Nov. 30
By City News Service

One day after San Diego State University unveiled details of its plan to expand into Mission Valley, Aztecs athletic department officials are scheduled Thursday to provide further information on the stadium portion of the project.

SDSU Unveils Campus Expansion Plan For Mission Valley

SDSU Unveils Campus Expansion Plan For Mission Valley

Nov. 29
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego State University Wednesday unveiled a $3 billion plan to expand the campus into Mission Valley and redevelop the former Qualcomm Stadium property.

Median Price Of San Diego Homes Continues To Rise While Home Sales Dip

Median Price Of San Diego Homes Continues To Rise While Home Sales Dip

Nov. 29
By City News Service

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 4.4 percent in October, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold dipped by 0.3 percent, a real estate information service announced Wednesday.

SDSU Expected To Announce Plans To Expand Onto SDCCU Stadium

SDSU Expected To Announce Plans To Expand Onto SDCCU Stadium

Nov. 29
By City News Service

San Diego State University officials are poised to announce details of plans for campus expansion onto the San Diego County Credit Union Stadium property at a pair of events set for Wednesday and Thursday.

Community Group Sues To Oppose Privatization Of Escondido City Library

Community Group Sues To Oppose Privatization Of Escondido City Library

Nov. 28
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Opponents of a move by the city of Escondido to outsource its library functions to save money announced Tuesday that they've filed a lawsuit contending that the action violated state law.

San Diego Couple Swept Away In Hawaii River; Wife Killed, Husband M...

San Diego Couple Swept Away In Hawaii River; Wife Killed, Husband Missing

Nov. 28
By City News Service

Recovery crews in Hawaii will resume their search Tuesday for a missing Spring Valley man and former U.S. diplomat believed to be dead after his wife was found dead when the couple was swept into a river above a tall waterfall over the weekend.

San Diego Home Price Increases Among Highest Nationwide

San Diego Home Price Increases Among Highest Nationwide

Nov. 28
By City News Service

Home values in San Diego rose 0.5 percent between August and September, and 8.2 percent from September of last year, according to the Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices released Tuesday.

US Women's Soccer Team To Kick Off 2018 Schedule In San Diego

US Women's Soccer Team To Kick Off 2018 Schedule In San Diego

Nov. 28
By City News Service

The U.S. women's soccer team will open its 2018 schedule in San Diego against Denmark, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Tuesday.

Backers Of Initiative To Repeal California's Gas Tax Begin Gatherin...

Backers Of Initiative To Repeal California's Gas Tax Begin Gathering Signatures

Nov. 28
By City News Service

Backers of an initiative to repeal the recent increase to the gas tax and vehicle registration fee began gathering signatures Monday in San Diego.

UC San Diego Announces Move Up To NCAA Division I

UC San Diego Announces Move Up To NCAA Division I

Nov. 27
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

UC San Diego announced Monday that it will begin the process of moving its athletics program from NCAA Division II to Division I, the top level in collegiate sports.

Supervisors Extend County Hepatitis Emergency

Supervisors Extend County Hepatitis Emergency

Nov. 27
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a special meeting Monday to extend a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County amid signs that the rate of new infections is slowing.

San Diego Thanksgiving Day Gas Price Dipped But Still Highest Since...

San Diego Thanksgiving Day Gas Price Dipped But Still Highest Since 2013

Nov. 24
By City News Service

A large part of the blame for the high holiday prices was the 12-cent per gallon gas tax that went into effect the first of the month.

San Diego County Cities Tie, Break Thanksgiving Day Heat Records

San Diego County Cities Tie, Break Thanksgiving Day Heat Records

Nov. 24
By City News Service, KPBS News

The city of San Diego matched its highest recorded Thanksgiving temperature, which was set in 1932, but other cities in the county were even hotter.

San Diego County Reports Fourth Flu-Related Death

San Diego County Reports Fourth Flu-Related Death

Nov. 22
By City News Service

The "flu season" toll in the San Diego region reached four with the recent death of a 92-year-old man, county health officials reported Wednesday.

Man Found Burning In Mission Bay Park Was Once Imprisoned In North ...

Man Found Burning In Mission Bay Park Was Once Imprisoned In North Korea

Nov. 22
By City News Service

A 38-year-old man found ablaze in an open area near Mission Bay Park, and whose death was likely the result of an accident or suicide, was an English teacher who gained notoriety seven years ago when he was imprisoned in North Korea and released with the help of former President Jimmy Carter.

Heat Wave Expected On Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Heat Wave Expected On Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Nov. 22
By City News Service

An autumn mini heat wave that should make for a toasty Thanksgiving and has already delivered a pair of record high temperatures to the San Diego area is expected to intensify and peak Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Some 60K Travelers Are Expected To Pass Through Lindbergh Field For...

Some 60K Travelers Are Expected To Pass Through Lindbergh Field For Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 21
By City News Service

Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend, so travelers are being encouraged to arrive earlier than normal beginning Tuesday.

Seven More Hepatitis A Cases Reported In San Diego County

Seven More Hepatitis A Cases Reported In San Diego County

Nov. 21
By City News Service

A weekly update on an outbreak of hepatitis A in the San Diego region included seven new cases, as the rate of infections continued to slow.

Forecasters Warn Of Hazardous Fire Conditions For San Diego County

Forecasters Warn Of Hazardous Fire Conditions For San Diego County

Nov. 21
By City News Service

San Diego County is facing late-season wildfire danger due to dry conditions, a potentially record-setting heat wave and unseasonable Santa Ana winds, authorities said Monday.

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Accused Of Sexual Harassment By C...

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Colorado Congresswoman

Nov. 20
By City News Service

A Colorado congresswoman said Monday that former House member and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner tried to forcibly kiss her in an elevator while they served in Washington, D.C.

American Association For The Advancement Of Science Honors Eight Sa...

American Association For The Advancement Of Science Honors Eight San Diego Professors

Nov. 20
By City News Service

Eight professors with San Diego ties were named fellows Monday by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest general science organization in the U.S. and publisher of the journal Science.

 USS Higgins Leaves San Diego For Deployment To Middle East

USS Higgins Leaves San Diego For Deployment To Middle East

Nov. 20
By City News Service

The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins left its San Diego home port Monday for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Middle East.

Warmer Temperatures Expected For Thanksgiving Holiday

Warmer Temperatures Expected For Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 20
By City News Service

Temperatures are expected to be "much above normal" in the San Diego area and throughout Southern California by Thanksgiving, the National Weather Service said Monday.

San Diego Unemployment Drops To 3.7 Percent

San Diego Unemployment Drops To 3.7 Percent

Nov. 17
By City News Service

The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 3.7 percent last month from 4.1 percent in September, according to state figures released Friday.

San Diego Nursing Homes To Pay $6.9 million In Fraud Allegation Set...

San Diego Nursing Homes To Pay $6.9 million In Fraud Allegation Settlement

Nov. 17
By City News Service

The owner of four San Diego-area nursing homes has agreed to pay as much as $6.9 million to resolve civil allegations that their employees paid kickbacks for patient referrals and submitted fraudulent bills to government health-care programs, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today.

3-Day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk Kicks Off In Del Mar

3-Day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk Kicks Off In Del Mar

Nov. 17
By City News Service

Walkers this year will begin their journey at the fairgrounds at 6:30 a.m. and continue to Torrey Pines State Beach, La Jolla Cove and through Bird Rock before spending tonight at Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay.

What San Diegans Want In A New Police Chief

What San Diegans Want In A New Police Chief

Nov. 16
By City News Service, Tom Fudge

The next San Diego police chief should be compassionate and fair or should be a "cop's cop," depending who you ask.

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