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'Winter' Arrives At Comic-Con With 'Game Of Thrones' Panel

'Winter' Arrives At Comic-Con With 'Game Of Thrones' Panel

July 21
By City News Service

Fresh off setting record ratings for HBO in its seventh season premiere last weekend, "Game of Thrones" cast members will appear Friday at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

Annual Stand Down For Homeless Veterans Kicks Off

Annual Stand Down For Homeless Veterans Kicks Off

July 21
By City News Service

The 30th annual Stand Down for homeless veterans is scheduled to begin Friday at San Diego High School.

Third Female Scientist Sues Salk Institute Alleging Gender Discrimi...

Third Female Scientist Sues Salk Institute Alleging Gender Discrimination

July 20
By City News Service

A prominent molecular biologist has sued the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, alleging gender discrimination by the life sciences organization, her lawyer announced Thursday.

UC San Diego Awarded $5.8M For Cancer Therapy Research

UC San Diego Awarded $5.8M For Cancer Therapy Research

July 20
By City News Service

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine were awarded $5.8 million Thursday to develop an immunotherapy that would target certain cancer stem cells.

Qualcomm's Net Income Drops 40 Percent

Qualcomm's Net Income Drops 40 Percent

July 20
By City News Service

San Diego-based Qualcomm Wednesday reported $866 million in net income, or 58 cents per diluted share, in the third quarter of its fiscal year, compared to $1.4 billion, or 97 cents per diluted share, in the same period last year.

San Diego Comic-Con Officially Kicks Off

San Diego Comic-Con Officially Kicks Off

July 20
By City News Service

Halle Barry, Colin Firth and Will Smith will be among the big-screen stars appearing at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday on the opening day of Comic-Con International, an annual celebration of pop culture.

San Diego Rep. Susan Davis Sued For Displaying Pride Flag Outside H...

San Diego Rep. Susan Davis Sued For Displaying Pride Flag Outside Her Office

July 20
By City News Service

Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, said Wednesday a lawsuit was filed against her and three colleagues for displaying rainbow flags outside their offices.

San Diego Eligible To Pursue Low-Interest Federal Loan For Recycled...

San Diego Eligible To Pursue Low-Interest Federal Loan For Recycled Water Project

July 19
By City News Service

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that the city of San Diego is eligible to pursue a low-interest, $492 million federal loan to help fund the initial phase of its project to turn recycled water into drinking water.

San Diego Researchers Studying Gene-Editing To Control Mosquito-Bor...

San Diego Researchers Studying Gene-Editing To Control Mosquito-Borne Diseases

July 19
By City News Service

A group of UC San Diego scientists will take part in a $14.9 million study to see if advanced gene-editing technologies can be used to control disease-carrying mosquitoes, the school announced on Wednesday.

Del Mar Horse Racing Season Kicks Off

Del Mar Horse Racing Season Kicks Off

July 19
By City News Service

The horse rated as the best in the world will be in the stables at the Del Mar Racetrack when thoroughbred racing returns Wednesday for the 78th summer season.

Comic-Con Preview Night Opens In San Diego

Comic-Con Preview Night Opens In San Diego

July 19
By City News Service

Comic-Con International, the annual celebration of the popular arts, is scheduled to conduct its annual preview night at the San Diego Convention Center on Wednesday night.

Two Businessmen To Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

Two Businessmen To Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

July 18
By City News Service

A plan to pay for large tents to house San Diego's burgeoning homeless population is scheduled to be announced Thursday by Padres managing partner Peter Seidler and restaurateur Dan Shea.

San Diego County Approves Body Camera Funding For Sheriff's Deputies

San Diego County Approves Body Camera Funding For Sheriff's Deputies

July 18
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend more than $1.1 million to outfit sheriff's deputies with body-worn cameras.

Two Dozen Dogs In San Diego County Remain Unclaimed After July 4th ...

Two Dozen Dogs In San Diego County Remain Unclaimed After July 4th Fireworks

July 18
By City News Service

The county reported that from 9 p.m. on July 4 through July 8, animal control officers and residents brought in 191 stray or lost dogs to county shelters. Of those, just 94 were claimed by their owners.

Marine Veteran Appointed To San Diego's Civil Service Commission

Marine Veteran Appointed To San Diego's Civil Service Commission

July 18
By City News Service

A Marine veteran who challenged Rep. Scott Peters, D- San Diego, for reelection last year was appointed on Tuesday to the city of San Diego's Civil Service Commission.

People Who Are Homeless Sue San Diego Over Citations, Arrests

People Who Are Homeless Sue San Diego Over Citations, Arrests

July 18
By City News Service

Ten homeless people filed a proposed federal class- action lawsuit on Monday that challenges the city of San Diego's enforcement of its encroachment ordinance as unconstitutional.

San Diego City Council Approves Plan To Convert Motel Into Transiti...

San Diego City Council Approves Plan To Convert Motel Into Transitional Housing

July 17
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Monday approved an $11 million plan to purchase a motel in Nestor, which will be converted into transitional housing for ex-convicts who committed low-level crimes.

Body Cameras To Be Considered For San Diego Sheriff's Deputies

Body Cameras To Be Considered For San Diego Sheriff's Deputies

July 17
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is scheduled on Tuesday to consider spending more than $1.1 million to outfit sheriff's deputies with body-worn cameras.

SDSU Study Reveals Hookah Chemical Linked To Cancer, Heart Disease

SDSU Study Reveals Hookah Chemical Linked To Cancer, Heart Disease

July 17
By City News Service

Burning hookah tobacco creates a byproduct that's believed to cause lung cancer and heart disease, according to a San Diego State University study released today.

Study of Brain Circuits Finds Links To Depression Symptoms

Study of Brain Circuits Finds Links To Depression Symptoms

July 17
By City News Service

Scientists at UC San Diego announced Monday that they linked specific wiring in the brain to behavioral symptoms of depression.

San Diego Pride Weekend Kicks Off Friday Night

San Diego Pride Weekend Kicks Off Friday Night

July 14
By City News Service

San Diego Pride Weekend kicks off Friday evening with a block party and the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, a celebration of the 1969 Stonewall riots widely recognized as the catalyst for the modern LGBT rights movement.

Alliance San Diego's Christian Ramirez Announces Run For City Council

Alliance San Diego's Christian Ramirez Announces Run For City Council

July 14
By City News Service

A Tijuana-born human rights activist from the South Bay who has been a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump's border and immigration policies will formally launch his campaign Friday for the San Diego City Council's District 8 seat.

Jennings Fire 90 Percent Contained, 400 Acres Burned

Jennings Fire 90 Percent Contained, 400 Acres Burned

July 11
By City News Service, KPBS News

The Jennings Fire was sparked by engine emissions from a passing vehicle, according to Cal Fire.

Strong Rip Currents Expected Into The Weekend In San Diego

Strong Rip Currents Expected Into The Weekend In San Diego

July 13
By City News Service

Big waves at San Diego County beaches stemming from post-tropical Cyclone Eugene are expected to be somewhat lower Thursday, but strong rip currents will remain a concern into the weekend.

Fifth Person Dies Of Hepatitis A In San Diego

Fifth Person Dies Of Hepatitis A In San Diego

July 12
By City News Service

The outbreak now totals 228 cases and required the hospitalization of 161 of those sickened, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency.

300 San Diego Ship Workers Face Layoffs

300 San Diego Ship Workers Face Layoffs

July 12
By City News Service

As many as 300 workers at BAE Systems in San Diego could lose their jobs in September because of a declining workload.

Former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher To Run For San Diego Board Of Su...

Former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher To Run For San Diego Board Of Supervisors

July 11
By City News Service

Former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher Tuesday confirmed speculation by announcing a run for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

City Council To Consider UC San Diego Hillel Center Proposal

City Council To Consider UC San Diego Hillel Center Proposal

July 11
By City News Service

An 11-year-old proposal to build a community and religious center for Jewish students at UC San Diego is scheduled to be considered by the City Council Tuesday.

Hurricane Eugene In Baja Elevates Surf In San Diego County

Hurricane Eugene In Baja Elevates Surf In San Diego County

July 11
By City News Service

A south swell stemming from Tropical Storm Eugene spinning over the waters southwest of Baja California will send big waves and strong rip currents to the North County coastline Tuesday.

Mayor Faulconer Revamping San Diego Advisory Boards

Mayor Faulconer Revamping San Diego Advisory Boards

July 10
By City News Service

The mayor's office is working on a revamp of the organization of the city of San Diego's advisory boards, many of which are hampered by vacancies that affect their quorums, an official said Monday.

Strong Rip Currents Expected In San Diego As Hurricane Eugene Arriv...

Strong Rip Currents Expected In San Diego As Hurricane Eugene Arrives In Baja

July 10
By City News Service

Strong rip currents will continue off the San Diego County coastline Monday and surf as high as 10 feet could impact some North County beaches in the coming days as Hurricane Eugene churns over the waters southwest of Baja California.

San Diego Comic-Con Unveils Program Schedule

San Diego Comic-Con Unveils Program Schedule

July 10
By City News Service

The casts and creators of Netflix's "Stranger Things," HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "The Walking Dead" are among the headline appearances at this year's Comic-Con International, which will run from Thursday, July 20, to Sunday, July 23, at the San Diego Convention Center.

San Diego Firefighters Help Battle State's Largest Wildfire

San Diego Firefighters Help Battle State's Largest Wildfire

July 9
By Associated Press, City News Service

Fire crews from the San Diego area have been deployed to help battle the nearly 24,000-acre Alamo Fire in San Luis Obispo County, the largest of 14 wildfires currently burning across California.

SDG&E Says It Has Enough Energy To Meet San Diego's Needs Through H...

SDG&E Says It Has Enough Energy To Meet San Diego's Needs Through Hot Summer

July 7
By City News Service

San Diego Gas & Electric has secured sufficient energy supplies to power the San Diego region this summer, even as the county braces for searing temperatures that could strain the power grid, the utility announced Friday.

After 14 Years Of Service, San Diego County District Attorney Bonni...

After 14 Years Of Service, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Steps Down

July 7
By City News Service

Bonnie Dumanis, who served as San Diego County's top prosecutor for nearly 15 years, officially left office today during a "walk- out" ceremony in front of dozens of employees, supporters, family and friends at the Hall of Justice.

Heat Wave Sends Temperatures Soaring In San Diego

Heat Wave Sends Temperatures Soaring In San Diego

July 7
By City News Service

A spell of extra-hot weather will send temperatures in inland San Diego County soaring Friday into the weekend.

US Amphibious Ready Group, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Deploy Fr...

US Amphibious Ready Group, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Deploy Friday

July 7
By City News Service

Sailors and Marines in the America Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to leave San Diego Friday for a regularly scheduled deployment.

Qualcomm Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement

Qualcomm Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement

July 6
By City News Service

San Diego-based Qualcomm sued Apple in federal court Thursday and filed a separate complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, claiming patent infringement regarding iPhones imported into this country.

California Supreme Court Rules On Encinitas Seawall Case

California Supreme Court Rules On Encinitas Seawall Case

July 6
By City News Service

Property owners who object to government-mandated restrictions on construction permits must litigate the issues before building their projects, or risk forfeiting their rights to take legal action, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving plaintiffs in Encinitas.

San Diego Firefighters Who Helped Deliver A Child Receive Visit Fro...

San Diego Firefighters Who Helped Deliver A Child Receive Visit From Family

July 6
By City News Service

San Diego firefighters who helped deliver a child in Sorrento Mesa received a visit Thursday from the newborn and his grateful parents.

UC San Diego Releases Admissions Stats

UC San Diego Releases Admissions Stats

July 6
By City News Service

UC San Diego announced Thursday that it has offered admission to 30,207 freshman and 9,595 transfer students for this fall's quarter.

Heat Wave Returns To San Diego

Heat Wave Returns To San Diego

July 6
By City News Service

Temperatures in inland San Diego County will begin rising Thursday and could climb past the 115-degree mark in certain areas in the coming days.

San Diego County Shelters Take In Dozens Of Dogs Over 4th Of July H...

San Diego County Shelters Take In Dozens Of Dogs Over 4th Of July Holiday

July 5
By City News Service

County animal shelters took in 45 dogs between 7 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday, part of an annual surge of lost canines that typically become frightened at the sound of fireworks.

City Unveils $80 Million Plan To Build More Housing For San Diego H...

City Unveils $80 Million Plan To Build More Housing For San Diego Homeless

July 5
By Alison St John, City News Service

The San Diego Housing Commission and area elected officials Wednesday kicked off a three-year, $80 million program to provide more housing for the area's burgeoning homeless population.

Public Defender Announces Run For San Diego County District Attorney

Public Defender Announces Run For San Diego County District Attorney

July 5
By City News Service

Promising a "smart," not just "tough," approach to crime, Deputy Public Defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright Wednesday announced her candidacy for San Diego County district attorney.

USS Gabrielle Giffords Arrives In San Diego

USS Gabrielle Giffords Arrives In San Diego

July 5
By City News Service

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords arrived at its homeport of San Diego Wednesday, less than a month after it was commissioned in Texas.

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Prepares For Deployment Friday

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Prepares For Deployment Friday

July 5
By City News Service

Sailors and Marines in the America Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to leave San Diego on Friday for a regularly scheduled deployment, the Navy announced Wednesday.

More Than Half A Million People Hit The Beach For Fourth Of July We...

More Than Half A Million People Hit The Beach For Fourth Of July Weekend

July 5
By City News Service

More than half a million people visited San Diego city beaches over the weekend and on the Fourth of July, while city lifeguards were involved in nearly 550 rescues and medical aid operations during those three days, officials announced Wednesday.

San Diego Authorities: Remember, Fireworks Are Illegal

San Diego Authorities: Remember, Fireworks Are Illegal

July 4
By City News Service

Using illegal fireworks can lead to a possible fine up to $50,000, as well as jail or prison time up to one year, authorities warned.

Belmont Park's Giant Dipper Roller Coaster Celebrates 92nd Birthday

Belmont Park's Giant Dipper Roller Coaster Celebrates 92nd Birthday

July 4
By City News Service

While most of the country celebrates America's 241st birthday on Tuesday, it's also the birthday of a high-profile San Diego landmark: the Giant Dipper roller coaster in oceanfront Belmont Park.

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