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Finance Officials Present Five-Year Plan To San Diego Budget Committee

Finance Officials Present Five-Year Plan To San Diego Budget Committee

Nov. 15
By City News Service

City finance officials Wednesday presented a five-year plan to the San Diego City Council's Budget Committee outlining revenue growth and critical spending needs over the next five years.

San Diego City Council Approves $6.5M To House Homeless In Industri...

San Diego City Council Approves $6.5M To House Homeless In Industrial Tents

Nov. 14
By City News Service

The City Council Tuesday approved a plan to spend $6.5 million on industrial-sized tents to accommodate the homeless in Barrio Logan, the East Village and the Midway District.

San Diego County Extends Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

San Diego County Extends Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 14
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday extended a state of emergency over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County, despite a decline in the number of new cases and no new deaths in the last two weeks.

Board of Supervisors Approve $500K In Rental Assistance For Homeless

Board of Supervisors Approve $500K In Rental Assistance For Homeless

Nov. 14
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $500,000 in rental assistance for the homeless in unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

Plan To Replace West Mission Bay Drive Bridge Will Go Before City C...

Plan To Replace West Mission Bay Drive Bridge Will Go Before City Council

Nov. 13
By City News Service

A plan nearly two decades in the making to replace the decrepit West Mission Bay Drive bridge over the San Diego River is scheduled to go before the City Council Monday.

San Diego Discovery Could Lead To Early Alzheimer's Detection, New ...

San Diego Discovery Could Lead To Early Alzheimer's Detection, New Treatment

Nov. 10
By City News Service

Failed drug studies focused on treating the brain plaques that develop in people with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a molecule they say could let doctors start treatment before the plaques show up.

Some Government Offices Will Be Closed For Veterans Day Holiday

Some Government Offices Will Be Closed For Veterans Day Holiday

Nov. 10
By City News Service

Federal, state and local government offices will be closed in San Diego Friday for the observed Veterans Day holiday.

Report: San Diego Faces Potential For Budget Shortfalls

Report: San Diego Faces Potential For Budget Shortfalls

Nov. 9
By City News Service

The city of San Diego faces a potential for budget shortfalls in the next three fiscal years when expenses for some critical needs are figured into the equation, according to a report made public Thursday.

San Diego Housing Sales Continue To Drop As Median Prices Rise

San Diego Housing Sales Continue To Drop As Median Prices Rise

Nov. 9
By City News Service

With the number of homes on the market in the San Diego region still at a relatively low level, property sales figures continued to dip last month, a real estate trade group reported Thursday.

Air & Space Hall of Fame To Induct Challenger Crew Member

Air & Space Hall of Fame To Induct Challenger Crew Member

Nov. 9
By City News Service

A crew member who was killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster will be among those inducted into the Air & Space Hall of Fame Thursday.

Interstate 8 Shut Down After Collision Near Golden Acorn Casino

Interstate 8 Shut Down After Collision Near Golden Acorn Casino

Nov. 9
By City News Service

Both lanes of westbound Interstate 8 were shut down this morning in the mountains of eastern San Diego County after two semitrailers overturned in a collision that spilled olive oil all over the freeway, authorities said.

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club Development

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club Development

Nov. 8
By Alison St John, City News Service

A proposed development at the StoneRidge Country Club was rejected by Poway voters. As soon as the results were posted, the owner, Michael Schlesinger of Western Golf Properties, shut down the course.

Councilman Wants To Use San Diego’s Hotel Room Taxes To Fund Perman...

Councilman Wants To Use San Diego’s Hotel Room Taxes To Fund Permanent Homeless Housing

Nov. 7
By City News Service

San Diego voters could decide next year whether to direct increases in the city's hotel room tax revenue toward permanent supportive housing for homeless families and individuals under a plan outlined Tuesday by Councilman David Alvarez.

Southwestern College To Dedicate Garden To Marine Hero

Southwestern College To Dedicate Garden To Marine Hero

Nov. 7
By City News Service

A brick walkway and flag garden named for a Marine who died in Iraq will be dedicated Tuesday at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

San Ysidro School District Picks L.A. Educator As Fill-In Superinte...

San Ysidro School District Picks L.A. Educator As Fill-In Superintendent

Nov. 7
By City News Service

After its interim superintendent resigned Friday following allegations of financial mismanagement, the San Ysidro school board voted 4-1 Monday to name a Los Angeles-area educator to take over temporarily as the district’s top administrator.

Texas Shooter Served One Year In The MCAS Miramar Brig

Texas Shooter Served One Year In The MCAS Miramar Brig

Nov. 6
By City News Service

The man who opened fire with an assault rifle in a Texas church over the weekend, killing more than two dozen congregants, ended his military career with a stint in the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for domestic-violence crimes, authorities confirmed Monday.

Broadcom Offers Qualcomm $130 Billion In Takeover Bid

Broadcom Offers Qualcomm $130 Billion In Takeover Bid

Nov. 6
By City News Service

The electronics company Broadcom Ltd. offered San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. about $130 billion Monday in an unsolicited takeover bid, Broadcom president and CEO Hock Tan said, and Qualcomm said it would think about it.

USS Coronado Heads Home To San Diego

USS Coronado Heads Home To San Diego

Nov. 6
By City News Service

The littoral combat ship USS Coronado was headed home to San Diego Monday following a 14-month maiden deployment to Southeast Asia.

County Supervisors Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

County Supervisors Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 6
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Monday extended a state of emergency over a hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County that has killed 20 people, amid a declining number of new cases.

City Council To Honor San Diegans Who Assisted Las Vegas Shooting V...

City Council To Honor San Diegans Who Assisted Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Nov. 6
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Monday will honor area residents who assisted victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting that left 58 concert-goers dead and hundreds of others wounded.

Council Members Propose Temporary Homeless Shelter At Former Charge...

Council Members Propose Temporary Homeless Shelter At Former Chargers Facility

Nov. 6
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Two members of the San Diego City Council proposed Monday that the former Chargers training facility in Murphy Canyon be used for a temporary shelter for the homeless.

Broadcom Looks To Acquire Qualcomm In Takeover Bid

Broadcom Looks To Acquire Qualcomm In Takeover Bid

Nov. 3
By City News Service

San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. is the target of an unsolicited takeover bid by Broadcom Ltd., a semiconductor company based in Singapore, according to multiple media reports Friday.

San Diego Board Of Supervisors Considering Extending Hepatitis A Em...

San Diego Board Of Supervisors Considering Extending Hepatitis A Emergency Declaration

Nov. 3
By City News Service

The County Board of Supervisors Friday scheduled a special meeting for Monday to extend a declaration of emergency regarding an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego.

Del Mar Hosts First Breeders' Cup

Del Mar Hosts First Breeders' Cup

Nov. 3
By City News Service

Thoroughbred racing's two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships begin Friday at Del Mar for the first time with four races.

NOAA Awards $3M Grant To Scripps Oceanography, Desert Research Inst...

NOAA Awards $3M Grant To Scripps Oceanography, Desert Research Institute

Nov. 2
By City News Service

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Desert Research Institute of Reno will split a$3 million, five-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve the ability of decision-makers to plan for hazards and extreme events, Scripps announced Thursday.

US Water Commission Wants To Hold Workshop To Avoid Lawsuit Over Se...

US Water Commission Wants To Hold Workshop To Avoid Lawsuit Over Sewage Spill

Nov. 2
By City News Service

The U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission announced Thursday that it wants to hold a workshop with San Diego-area cities and agencies in hopes of staving off a lawsuit over the flow of sewage from Mexico.

Qualcomm Net Income Down Since Last Fiscal Year

Qualcomm Net Income Down Since Last Fiscal Year

Nov. 1
By City News Service

San Diego-based Qualcomm Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $168 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, compared to $1.6 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the same period last year.

San Diego Working To Toughen Transparency Charter Section

San Diego Working To Toughen Transparency Charter Section

Nov. 1
By City News Service

San Diego officials said Wednesday that they are working on language that would toughen a City Charter section that requires entities doing business with the municipal government to disclose all of the people involved in the business relationship.

Report: U.S. Navy Destroyer Collisions Were Result Of Leadership Fa...

Report: U.S. Navy Destroyer Collisions Were Result Of Leadership Failure

Nov. 1
By City News Service

The collisions of two U.S. Navy destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean, one of which killed two San Diego-area sailors, were the result of a failure of leadership and lack of adherence to watch procedures, according to a report released Wednesday.

San Diego Hepatitis A Death Toll Reaches 20

San Diego Hepatitis A Death Toll Reaches 20

Oct. 31
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The death toll in an almost year-long hepatitis A outbreak in the San Diego region has reached 20, county health officials reported Tuesday.

Hundreds Sickened At San Diego Marine Corps Depot, Some With E. Coli

Hundreds Sickened At San Diego Marine Corps Depot, Some With E. Coli

Oct. 31
By City News Service

An outbreak of diarrheal illnesses, including cases of E. coli infection, has sickened about 300 Marines-in-training at Marine Corps Depot San Diego along with some personnel at Camp Pendleton over the last week, base officials announced Tuesday.

Mission Valley's SDCCU Stadium Among Top 10 Endangered Landmarks In...

Mission Valley's SDCCU Stadium Among Top 10 Endangered Landmarks In San Diego

Oct. 31
By City News Service

SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley was added to the 30th annual list of the top 10 endangered landmarks and cultural landscapes in San Diego released Tuesday by the Save Our Heritage Organisation.

Controversial Mission Valley Religious Resort Gets Final Approval F...

Controversial Mission Valley Religious Resort Gets Final Approval From City Council

Oct. 31
By City News Service

A long-planned but controversial religious tourism and conference center project in Mission Valley received final approval Tuesday from the San Diego City Council.

Two Colorado Hepatitis A Cases Linked To San Diego Outbreak

Two Colorado Hepatitis A Cases Linked To San Diego Outbreak

Oct. 30
By City News Service

Two cases of hepatitis A in Colorado have been linked to an outbreak of the disease in San Diego County, it was reported Monday.

Three SDSU Students Sick With Viral Meningitis

Three SDSU Students Sick With Viral Meningitis

Oct. 30
By City News Service

Three students are sick with viral meningitis at San Diego State University, prompting school officials and county health authorities to work together to prevent a wider outbreak.

New Report Shows Military Spending Supported 22 Percent Of San Dieg...

New Report Shows Military Spending Supported 22 Percent Of San Diego Jobs

Oct. 30
By City News Service

The military sector accounted for an estimated $25.2 billion in direct spending in San Diego County during the fiscal year that ended June 30, the San Diego Military Advisory Council announced Friday.

Mexican Billionaire Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Illegal ...

Mexican Billionaire Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Illegal Political Contributions

Oct. 27
By City News Service

A Mexican businessman who made nearly $600,000 in illegal contributions to the 2012 San Diego mayoral campaigns of Bonnie Dumanis and Bob Filner was sentenced Friday to three years in federal prison.

Transit Center To Open At Westfield UTC

Transit Center To Open At Westfield UTC

Oct. 27
By City News Service

An 80,000-square-foot transit center is scheduled to open to the public Friday at the Westfield UTC mall in University City.

San Diego Zoo Will Use Drone To Monitor Polar Bear Habitat

San Diego Zoo Will Use Drone To Monitor Polar Bear Habitat

Oct. 26
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Global researchers will use a custom drone next month to monitor the impact of changing sea ice patterns on polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, zoo officials announced Thursday.

Monaco's Prince Albert Meets Famed Scripps Oceanographer For A Conv...

Monaco's Prince Albert Meets Famed Scripps Oceanographer For A Conversation On Climate Change

Oct. 26
By City News Service

Prince Albert II of Monaco lauded famed oceanographer Walter Munk Thursday for the centenarian's decades of scientific work and continued studies into issues like climate change.

New North County Pro Soccer Team Plans To Build Stadium In Oceanside

New North County Pro Soccer Team Plans To Build Stadium In Oceanside

Oct. 26
By City News Service

Officials with San Diego's new professional soccer team announced Wednesday plans to build a roughly 10,000-seat stadium at El Corazon Park in Oceanside.

San Diego Councilman Urges Voters To Reject SDSU West Petitions

San Diego Councilman Urges Voters To Reject SDSU West Petitions

Oct. 25
By City News Service

Councilman Scott Sherman said Wednesday that voters shouldn't sign petitions aimed at allowing San Diego State University to purchase the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley because of a lack of details in the proposal.

Mission Valley Town & Country Project Hearing Postponed For Second ...

Mission Valley Town & Country Project Hearing Postponed For Second Time

Oct. 25
By City News Service

A San Diego City Council hearing on a proposed project that would remove some hotel rooms at the 64-year-old Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in exchange for residential units was postponed Wednesday for a second time.

Red Flag Advisory Remains In Effect Wednesday

Red Flag Advisory Remains In Effect Wednesday

Oct. 25
By City News Service

Excessive heat and red flag fire warnings remain in effect Wednesday throughout San Diego County, a day after the nation's highest temperature was recorded in Miramar and heat records were shattered from the North County to the South Bay and the beaches to the foothills.

Charges For Ambulance Rides To Rise In San Diego

Charges For Ambulance Rides To Rise In San Diego

Oct. 25
By City News Service

Patient charges for ambulance rides will rise by 9 percent in San Diego beginning Wednesday and an additional 15 percent on Jan. 1, following the City Council's unanimous approval of an amendment to the city's contract with its paramedic contractor.

Meet The New Indoor Lacrosse Team: San Diego Seals

Meet The New Indoor Lacrosse Team: San Diego Seals

Oct. 25
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

San Diego's indoor National Lacrosse League expansion team, which will begin play at the Valley View Casino Center in November 2018, announced Wednesday it will be known as the Seals.

City Officials To Announce San Diego Ahead Of Schedule In Greenhous...

City Officials To Announce San Diego Ahead Of Schedule In Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goal

Oct. 25
By City News Service

City officials are scheduled to announce Wednesday that San Diego remains ahead of schedule in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Proposal Aims To Remove Several Town & Country Rooms In Exchange Fo...

Proposal Aims To Remove Several Town & Country Rooms In Exchange For Residential Units

Oct. 24
By City News Service

A proposed project at the 64-year-old Town & Country Resort and Convention Center that would remove some hotel rooms in exchange for residential units is scheduled to go before the San Diego City Council Tuesday for approval.

Median Price Of San Diego Homes Rises By 8.1 Percent

Median Price Of San Diego Homes Rises By 8.1 Percent

Oct. 24
By City News Service

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 8.1 percent in September, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold dipped by 6.2 percent, a real estate information service announced Tuesday.

San Diego Based USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives In Western Pacific

San Diego Based USS Theodore Roosevelt Arrives In Western Pacific

Oct. 24
By City News Service

The San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escorts arrived in the western Pacific Ocean, becoming the second carrier group in the region, the Navy reported Tuesday.