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San Diego Among Cities With Largest Population Growth

San Diego Among Cities With Largest Population Growth

May 25
By City News Service

San Diego added 15,715 residents between July 1, 2015, and June 30 of last year, the 10th largest numeric population increase in the country, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.

Charges Filed Against Hash Oil Operation In San Diego

Charges Filed Against Hash Oil Operation In San Diego

May 25
By City News Service

The defendants are accused of conspiracy to use flammable, volatile and/or toxic chemicals to extract THC from marijuana, to purify concentrated cannabis, to illegally sell hash oil out of state for a profit and to proactively hide such activity from city inspectors.

San Diego Council Committee Gets Update On School Water Testing

San Diego Council Committee Gets Update On School Water Testing

May 25
By City News Service

An update on testing for contaminants in water at area schools is scheduled to be presented on Thursday to the City Council's Environment Committee.

Will 'Top Gun' Return To San Diego For The Sequel?

Will 'Top Gun' Return To San Diego For The Sequel?

May 24
By City News Service

San Diego's film office Wednesday welcomed news that Tom Cruise plans to make a sequel to "Top Gun," the movie that imprinted the city's military culture on the consciousness of millions of moviegoers.

San Diego Researchers Find Missing World War II Bomber Off Papua Ne...

San Diego Researchers Find Missing World War II Bomber Off Papua New Guinea

May 24
By City News Service

An expedition led in part by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego located a missing World War II bomber off the coast of Papua New Guinea and surveyed another at the bottom of a harbor, it was announced on Tuesday.

San Diego's Home Price Hits Record High Of $525K

San Diego's Home Price Hits Record High Of $525K

May 24
By City News Service, KPBS News

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 7.4 percent in April, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold tumbled by 9.1 percent, a real estate information service announced on Tuesday.

Hilton Torrey Pines Gets Lease Extension Until 2067

Hilton Torrey Pines Gets Lease Extension Until 2067

May 23
By City News Service

A 24-year lease extension for the owners of the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines was unanimously approved today by the San Diego City Council.

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Oceanside Mayor Takes Leave Of Absence For Health Reasons

May 23
By City News Service

Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood is taking a leave of absence for undisclosed health reasons, the city announced Tuesday.

City Council Approves $225K Settlement In Alleged Sexual Harassment

City Council Approves $225K Settlement In Alleged Sexual Harassment

May 23
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved a $225,000 settlement in litigation brought by a deputy city attorney, who alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor.

San Diego Mayor's Proposed Tax Hike Gets Mixed Reviews At City Coun...

San Diego Mayor's Proposed Tax Hike Gets Mixed Reviews At City Council Meeting

May 23
By City News Service

Public speakers during the nearly 90-minute meeting said city money could be better used for affordable housing, and that the $5 million estimated cost of a November special election would be wasted money, given the difficulty of garnering two-thirds voter support of a tax hike.

SoccerCity Proposal Scores Enough Signatures To Qualify For San Die...

SoccerCity Proposal Scores Enough Signatures To Qualify For San Diego Ballot

May 22
By City News Service

The group behind the proposed SoccerCity development collected enough valid petition signatures to require the San Diego City Council to either consider approving the Mission Valley project or placing it before voters, the city clerk reported Monday.

2,000-Acre Gate Fire In Jamul Under Criminal Investigation

2,000-Acre Gate Fire In Jamul Under Criminal Investigation

May 22
By City News Service, KPBS News

Someone posted a video on Instagram of what appears to be a group of people starting the fire, according to Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez.

Rare Southern White Rhino Born At San Diego Safari Park

Rare Southern White Rhino Born At San Diego Safari Park

May 19
By City News Service

A southern white rhinoceros calf was born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to a mother who had gone nearly a decade without being able to get pregnant, zoo officials announced Thursday.

 San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

May 19
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

Faulconer had previously backed the developer's efforts to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to San Diego as a key component of the project, but hadn't officially endorsed the plan until now.

San Diego's Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent

San Diego's Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent

May 19
By City News Service

The rate, which fell from 4.2 percent in March, is the lowest since December 2006, according to EDD data. San Diego's unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in April last year.

Students Detained Following Shooting Threat At Rancho Bernardo High...

Students Detained Following Shooting Threat At Rancho Bernardo High School

May 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

Two Rancho Bernardo High School students were taken into custody on Thursday on suspicion of being involved with a threat of gun violence, which led to lockdowns at RBHS and the adjacent Bernardo Heights Middle School.

San Diego Council Members Want More Budget Revisions

San Diego Council Members Want More Budget Revisions

May 19
By City News Service

Mayor Kevin Faulconer made progress in revising his $3.6 billion budget plan for San Diego's fiscal year that starts July 1, but the proposal still needs improvement, some City Council members said on Thursday.

Warmer Temperatures Moving Into San Diego County

Warmer Temperatures Moving Into San Diego County

May 19
By City News Service

"The weather pattern through the upcoming weekend will feature abundant sunshine and much warmer conditions as a ridge of high pressure builds aloft from the Pacific,'' according to the weather service.

County Officials Propose Increase In Water Rates

County Officials Propose Increase In Water Rates

May 18
By City News Service

The San Diego County Water Authority announced Thursday that staff is recommending a 3.7 percent hike in the amount of money local cities and districts pay for water in the 2018 calendar year.

SoccerCity Developers Reveal Specific Offers To SDSU On Mission Val...

SoccerCity Developers Reveal Specific Offers To SDSU On Mission Valley Development

May 18
By City News Service

The development group behind the proposed SoccerCity development in Mission Valley said Thursday they made both land and stadium concessions in an effort to get San Diego State University on board with their project.

San Diegans Celebrate 'Bike To Work Day'

San Diegans Celebrate 'Bike To Work Day'

May 18
By City News Service

Thousands of San Diegans commuted on two wheels in Thursday's annual Bike to Work Day, organized by the San Diego Association of Governments.

New Stadium For Chargers, Rams Delayed A Year Due To Heavy Rainfall

New Stadium For Chargers, Rams Delayed A Year Due To Heavy Rainfall

May 18
By City News Service

The opening of the $2.6 billion stadium that will house the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood has been delayed by one year, due in part to unusually heavy winter rainfall, officials announced on Thursday.

SDSU Drops Out Of Talks To Be Part Of Soccer City Development

SDSU Drops Out Of Talks To Be Part Of Soccer City Development

May 16
By City News Service

San Diego State University announced Tuesday that it has ended negotiations with the group behind the Soccer City development proposed for Mission Valley, and called on the city of San Diego to issue a request for other proposals for use of the Qualcomm Stadium property.

San Diego Area Ranked 10th Fittest In The Country

San Diego Area Ranked 10th Fittest In The Country

May 16
By City News Service

The San Diego metropolitan area is the 10th fittest in the country, according to a study released Tuesday by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.

La Jolla Children's Pool Reopened To The Public

La Jolla Children's Pool Reopened To The Public

May 16
By City News Service

The Children's Pool beach in La Jolla was reopened to the public Tuesday, now that pupping season is over for the harbor seals that inhabit the area.

Mayor Faulconer's Revised Budget Includes More Funding For Police R...

Mayor Faulconer's Revised Budget Includes More Funding For Police Retention, Arts Spending

May 16
By City News Service

Mayor Kevin Faulconer is scheduled Tuesday to unveil revisions to his $3.6 billion San Diego city budget, which has been criticized for not doing enough to slow police officer attrition and for cutting support for arts programs.

San Diego City Council Unanimously Votes To Form Homeless Committee

San Diego City Council Unanimously Votes To Form Homeless Committee

May 16
By City News Service

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to form a special committee to address homelessness issues in San Diego.

High Wind Speeds May Cause Dangerous Driving Conditions

High Wind Speeds May Cause Dangerous Driving Conditions

May 16
By City News Service

Wind speeds are expected to ramp up Tuesday in San Diego County's mountains and deserts.

Trump To Nominate 'Papa' Doug Manchester As Ambassador To The Bahamas

Trump To Nominate 'Papa' Doug Manchester As Ambassador To The Bahamas

May 15
By City News Service

The White House confirmed plans by President Donald Trump on Monday to nominate San Diego developer Doug Manchester as ambassador to the Bahamas.

San Diego’s Cleanest And Dirtiest Beaches In 2016

San Diego’s Cleanest And Dirtiest Beaches In 2016

May 15
By City News Service

The Oceanside Pier and Sunset Cliffs were the two trashiest beaches in San Diego County last year, according to 2016 beach cleanup data released Monday by San Diego Coastkeeper and the Surfrider Foundation's San Diego chapter.

Makin Island Amphibious Group Returns To San Diego Following 7-Mont...

Makin Island Amphibious Group Returns To San Diego Following 7-Month Deployment

May 15
By City News Service

The three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group returned to Naval Base San Diego Monday from a seven-month deployment to the Pacific, Middle East and Horn of Africa.

More Rain Heads To San Diego Region

More Rain Heads To San Diego Region

May 15
By City News Service

A low-pressure system moving across the region will bring cool weather and occasional rain showers in most areas of San Diego County Monday through Tuesday and gusty winds in the mountains and deserts into Wednesday.

San Diego Unified To Rescind Layoff Notices For Half Of Teachers Wi...

San Diego Unified To Rescind Layoff Notices For Half Of Teachers With Pink Slips

May 12
By City News Service

More than half of the San Diego Unified School District teachers who received pink slips in recent months will now be coming back this fall.

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San Diego County Announces New School Superintendent

May 11
By City News Service

The superintendent of the Lynwood Unified School District in Los Angeles County is slated to take over as San Diego County Superintendent of Schools, effective June 1.

San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Shoots And Kills Suspect Near Barona Cas...

San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Shoots And Kills Suspect Near Barona Casino

May 10
By City News Service

San Diego Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a motorist Wednesday afternoon following a short pursuit over backcountry roads east of Barona Casino.

Study: SoccerCity Development Would Create Millions In Tax Revenues

Study: SoccerCity Development Would Create Millions In Tax Revenues

May 9
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The SoccerCity development proposed for the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley would generate millions of dollars in taxes to help the San Diego Unified School District and the city and county of San Diego, according to a study released Tuesday.

Ousted Labor Leader Mickey Kasparian To Form New Union Coalition

Ousted Labor Leader Mickey Kasparian To Form New Union Coalition

May 9
By City News Service, Ebone Monet

The recently ousted president of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council announced Tuesday he was forming a new coalition and taking some of the unions with him.

County Grand Jury Says It Is 'Time For A Change' In San Diego Unifi...

County Grand Jury Says It Is 'Time For A Change' In San Diego Unified School Board Elections

May 9
By City News Service

The county grand jury called Tuesday for a change in how trustees are elected to the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education, recommending that term limits and sub-district-only elections be instituted.

Poway Commemorates Tony Gwynn's Birthday With Bronze Statue

Poway Commemorates Tony Gwynn's Birthday With Bronze Statue

May 9
By City News Service

An 11-foot-high statue honoring Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn was unveiled Tuesday in Poway.

Imperial Beach Remains Closed After Rain Pushes Sewage From Tijuana...

Imperial Beach Remains Closed After Rain Pushes Sewage From Tijuana To San Diego

May 9
By City News Service

The entire Imperial Beach shoreline remains closed Tuesday after storm-driven sewage out of Baja California was likely pushed into the area by recent rains.

Health Officials Say Three People Have Died From Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health Officials Say Three People Have Died From Hepatitis A Outbreak

May 8
By City News Service

According to the Health and Human Services Agency, 80 cases have been reported as of last week, and three of them have died while 66 have been hospitalized, the Health and Human Services Agency reported.

Teen Who Died In Police Shooting At Torrey Pines High Left Suicide ...

Teen Who Died In Police Shooting At Torrey Pines High Left Suicide Note

May 8
By City News Service, KPBS News

Crisis response counselors will be at Torrey Pines High School Monday following the death of a 15-year-old student in an officer-involved shooting in a campus parking lot over the weekend.

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

May 8
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego arts organizations gathered outside the City Council chambers to protest proposed funding cuts in the city budget. The cuts total $4.7 million and represent one of the largest cuts to any department.

Police: Torrey Pines High School Student Killed In Officer-Involved...

Police: Torrey Pines High School Student Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting Had BB Gun

May 6
By City News Service

Police said the teen called officers to the school for a welfare check on himself, then pointed a gun at them.

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

May 5
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

A Vista woman gravely injured last weekend in a San Onofre-area shark attack is "doing remarkably well" following several rounds of surgery, a supervising physician said Friday.

Spring Storm Looms Over San Diego

Spring Storm Looms Over San Diego

May 5
By City News Service

A spring storm is expected to bring cooler weather, gusty wind, rain and possibly thunderstorms to San Diego County starting this weekend.

San Diego Scientists Complete First Successful Engineered Algae Stu...

San Diego Scientists Complete First Successful Engineered Algae Study Outdoors

May 4
By City News Service

Genetically engineered algae can be successfully cultivated outdoors while maintaining new traits — all without adversely affecting native algae populations, scientists at UC San Diego and San Diego-based Sapphire Energy reported Thursday.

More Than 140 Suspected Gang Members, Associates Charged In Countyw...

More Than 140 Suspected Gang Members, Associates Charged In Countywide Crackdown

May 3
By City News Service

A crackdown on violent street gangs in San Diego County over the last three months resulted in federal charges against more than 140 gang members and associates, many of whom are accused of terrorizing neighborhoods with shootings, robberies and other crimes, authorities said Wednesday.

Chief Zimmerman Says Better Pay Can Help Resolve Staffing Problem

Chief Zimmerman Says Better Pay Can Help Resolve Staffing Problem

May 3
By City News Service

Offering the best compensation of any law enforcement agency in the county would be a good first step toward resolving a persistent staffing problem in the San Diego Police Department, Chief Shelley Zimmerman said Wednesday.

City Council Budget Committee Demands Mayor Fund National Search Fo...

City Council Budget Committee Demands Mayor Fund National Search For New Police Chief

May 3
By City News Service

The chair of the San Diego City Council's Budget Committee demanded Wednesday that the mayor's office fund a national search in the upcoming year for a new police chief.

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