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New CPR App Unveiled By San Diego Officials Monday

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The PulsePoint app is designed to get help to victims of sudden cardiac arrest in the critical moments before paramedics arrive. Only 8 percent of such patients survive, according to county officials.

Thunderstorms Hit San Diego Area From The Coast To Palomar Mountain

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Afternoon thunderstorms led to a flash flood warning in northern San Diego County and southwestern Riverside County. A morning storm also brought more than a half inch of rain to Del Mar.

San Diego Considering Restrictions On E-Cigarettes

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The San Diego City Council will consider Monday regulating retail sales of electronic cigarettes and restricting their use.

San Diego Port CEO Wayne Darbeau Ousted

Embattled Port of San Diego CEO Wayne Darbeau was ousted today by the Board of Commissioners.

Mayor Names New President To Head Civic San Diego

Reese Jarrett, former head of the defunct Southeastern Development Corp., was picked Friday to lead Civic San Diego, which oversees major development projects in the city.

Rain, Lightning Roll Through San Diego

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San Diego County residents woke to something Friday morning they don't usually hear or see: rain, thunder and lightning.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Drops Under $4 for First Time Since March 15

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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped under $4 for the first time since March 15.

Anchors Aweigh: USS San Diego Sets Off On Maiden Deployment

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The USS San Diego began its maiden deployment Friday, leaving its namesake city as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group.

San Diego Port District CEO Could Be Fired Friday

Wayne Darbeau, CEO of the San Diego Port District for the past four years, has faced criticism recently for using his position to try to get his son and his son's best friend summer jobs.

Husband Accused of Killing His Escondido Police Officer Wife

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A Murrieta man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing his wife, identified by authorities as Laura Perez, a 25-year-old Escondido police officer.

San Marcos Neighborhood Evacuated As Deputies Look For Gunman

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A man was shot at an apartment complex in San Marcos on Thursday, and sheriff's deputies swarmed the area in search of the assailant.

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Pow! Bang! Batman Takes Center Stage At Comic-Con On Thursday

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Several events are on tap for the popular "Batman" franchise that started 75 years ago as a dark comic strip, became a children's television show and later spawned a hugely successful series of films on the big screen.

San Diego County Under Mandatory Water Restrictions

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The continuing drought led the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors to vote Thursday to change voluntary water use restrictions to mandatory.

Temperatures Set To Soar In Inland Areas Of San Diego

Temperatures of 112 to 118 degrees are forecast for the deserts and highs could reach 105 degrees in the mountains, meteorologists say.

Fans Get First Chance To See Their Chargers

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The San Diego Chargers opened to fans on Thursday the first training camp practice of the 2014 season. As always, Bolt fans hope for a winning season after making the playoffs last year for the first time since 2009.

San Diego Padres' Cameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games For Drug Use

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Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin receives a 25-game suspension without after testing positive for amphetamines. Maybin is the first big league player suspended this year for violating the drug program.

Baby Okapi At San Diego Safari Park Getting Bigger

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Jackson, the 2-week-old okapi calf, is walking and getting comfortable with his barn at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Heat Wave Expected To Hit San Diego On Thursday

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A National Weather Service heat advisory is set to take effect for the inland areas at 11 a.m. Thursday and will extend until 9 p.m. Friday.

Chula Vista Dad Pleads Guilty In Case Where Son Brought Gun To School

A father of a boy who brought his dad's gun to a Chula Vista high school faces up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of felony child abuse, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of ammunition by a felon.

Santee Man Is San Diego's First Human Case Of West Nile Virus In Two Years

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A 43-year-old Santee man was found to have the potentially deadly virus during screen of blood he donated. He had experienced no symptoms, which is not unusual for the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes.

Environmental Groups Pressure Faulconer On Plastic Bag Ban In San Diego

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Approximately a half-billion plastic bags are used in San Diego annually, and 350 million fewer would be used if the proposed ordinance were adopted.

Former Qualcomm Executive Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading

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A former Qualcomm executive committed insider trading on three separate occasions over a 10-month period in 2010 and 2011, illegally gaining about $250,000.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Drops For 15th Day

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The average price has decreased 12.8 cents over the past 15 days, including four-tenths of a cent on Monday.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Drops For 14th Day

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The dropping pump prices stem from continuing decreases to the wholesale price caused by an improving supply situation, according to Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

San Diego Unemployment Rate Up Slightly From Last Month

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San Diego's unemployment rate has generally declined over the past couple of years, but the descent has been a little bumpy.

Endangered Black Rhino Born At San Diego Safari Park

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A critically endangered black rhinoceros was born at the San Diego Safari Park on Sunday.

San Diego Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend

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The average price of gasoline has decreased 8.7 cents over the past 10 days, including nine-tenths of a cent on Wednesday.

What Do Microsoft Layoffs Mean For Nokia In San Diego?

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The software giant aims to downsize about 14 percent of its workers, but about 12,500 of the layoffs are expected to come from the Nokia mobile phone unit that Microsoft acquired three months ago.

Cleveland National Forest Upping Fire Risk To 'Elevated' On Friday

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Under the stricter rules, which go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday, wood or charcoal fires are allowed only in designated areas, and smoking is prohibited except inside vehicles or buildings or within a developed recreation site.

3.4 Earthquake Shakes East County San Diego Desert Area

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A few residents in El Centro, La Quinta, Palm Desert, San Diego and Thermal reported weak shaking to the USGS, but no damages.

Survivor Of San Ysidro McDonald's Massacre Shares His Story

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Thirty years ago this week, a gunman opened fire at the McDonald's, killing 21 people. One of those wounded, now a police lieutenant, spoke at the San Diego City Council meeting.

San Diego Home Prices Rise While Sales Slip Nearly 8%

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The median price of a San Diego County home was $450,000 last month, up from $416,500 in June 2013, according to a recent report.

Illumina Agrees To 10-Year Business Incentive Deal With San Diego

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The medical equipment-maker, which also has manufacturing facilities in Hayward and Singapore, was considering expanding elsewhere, including to Poway and Memphis.

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95-Acre Mission Trails Fire Extinguished

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As of late Tuesday afternoon, most of the park was open again to the public, though a few trails in the burn area remained off-limits until further notice,

San Diego County Medical Examiner Reports Record Number Of Suicides In 2013

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Suicides made up about 15 percent of the nearly 3,000 deaths investigated by the county Medical Examiner's Office in 2013.

Sewage In Tijuana River Prompts Contamination Alert Near US-Mexico Border

Officials issued a contamination alert in the along the coast just north of the US-Mexico border after a large influx of sewage was detected in the Tijuana River.

San Diego Opera Offices Move To New Location

As a cost-saving measure, the offices of the San Diego opera are moving to a new location.

Stalled Horton Plaza Park Project Gets $4.9M Budget Boost

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The San Diego City Council wants to use redevelopment funds for the 37,000-square-foot park where the old Robinsons-May/Planet Hollywood building stood, but state officials have to OK the plan.

San Diego City Council Ratifies June 3 Primary Election Results

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Voters re-elected three city council members and set up a November general election showdown between Chris Cate and Carol Kim in a district centered around Mira Mesa.

SDCTA Gives Most School Districts Passing Grades On Construction Bond Transparency

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The highest ratings for bond transparency went to the San Diego Unified School District and Sweetwater Union High School District, which met all 23 criteria set out by the taxpayer's group.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Drops For Seventh Day

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The average price rose 11 times in the 15 days immediately preceding the start of dropping prices, pushing the average price to its highest amount since May 19.

SDG&E Gets OK To Test Drone System

The drones would be used in eastern San Diego County to inspect and locate problems in transmission equipment. They also could be used to monitor wildfires.

Accounting Error Blamed For SDPD's Missing $1M

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City auditor issues report that confirmed it was a clerical mistake that made it appear $1 million had gone missing from a special San Diego Police Department fund.

San Diego Gas Prices See Largest Daily Decrease In Two Months

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Thursday marked the third consecutive day that gas prices have decreased after reaching a high point.

Scripps Research Institute Ends Merger Talks With USC

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The merger would have allowed the Scripps Research Institute to receive less of its $310 million annual operating budget from the National Institutes of Health, and would have added to USC's prestigious life-science institutes.

City Auditor Calls For Fixes In San Diego Office Of Homeland Security

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Out of 22 city departments surveyed, personnel in only one department knew where to meet in the event of an emergency, audit revealed.

Help Pick Name For California Condor Chick At Safari Park

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park officials announced Wednesday that it will let its fans choose a Chumash name for a California condor born there two months ago.

Sheriff: Cocos Fire Was Arson; Juvenile Suspect Identified

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A juvenile suspected of igniting the Cocos fire on the afternoon of May 14 has been tracked down but will not be identified publicly because the alleged arsonist is underage.

Dark Band Off La Jolla Coast Was Giant School Of Northern Anchovy

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Scripps scientists are unclear why the large school moved into shallow waters off the coast.

San Diego Chargers To Open Training Camp July 24 With Public Practice

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The San Diego Chargers will open training camp for the 2014 season July 24 at Chargers Park, with the first of 10 practices open to the general public, the team announced Tuesday.

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