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Stories by City News Service

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.

San Marcos Cat Diagnosed With 'Rabbit Fever'

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San Diego County health officials said a cat in San Marcos has tested positive for tularemia — or "rabbit fever" — a potentially dangerous bacterial disease.

Warning Issued For High Surf, Rip Currents Along San Diego Coastline

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The strongest rip currents and the highest surf are expected along south-facing beaches in the North County.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Drops

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Over the past 16 days, the price has increased 11 times, dropped four times and was unchanged once.

Baby Orangutan At San Diego Zoo Switching To Solid Foods

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Zoo officials said that although the playful youngster continues to nurse, her emerging teeth are leading her to experiment with solid foods like apples, mangos and bananas.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Going Door-To-Door To Get Residents To Clear Brush

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In the coming months, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will be conducting door-to-door inspections to help educate residents and make sure they are properly clearing brush around their homes.

Third Group Of Central Americans Flown To San Diego

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The group of about 140 immigrants, who entered the United States illegally in Texas, were flown into Lindbergh Field late Monday morning and then bused to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in San Ysidro for processing.

Fourth Of July Weekend Resulted In 468 Rescues By San Diego Lifeguards

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The crowds kept lifeguards busy as 468 rescues were made over the three-day weekend, with nearly 250 on Friday.

'SdCashBoss' Drops Money In La Jolla, Gives Clues Via Twitter

Someone using the Twitter handle @SdCashBoss said all four of his envelopes of hidden cash were found in La Jolla on Friday.

San Diegans Celebrate The Fourth With Parades, Picnics and Pyrotechnics

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San Diego County's red, white and blue spirit showed up at parades, pancake breakfasts, picnics and fireworks shows on Friday.

Retired Navy Officer Pleads Guilty To Defrauding U.S.

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A retired Navy official who started a second career working for a defense contractor in Japan pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to conspiracy to defraud the United States. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

SDG&E Requests Extension After Failing To Inspect 900 Power Poles

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SDG&E sent a letter Monday to the California Public Utilities Commission to ask for the extension. According to the document, the problem turned up in an internal audit of inspection records.

Protested Migrants Undergoing Customs Process In San Diego

The 140 migrants were flown from Texas, where they initially had entered the United States illegally, to Lindbergh Field on Tuesday, arriving about noon.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Continues To Rise

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If you're going on a road trip this Fourth of July weekend, fill up now. The cost of gasoline has gone up nine times in the last 10 days.

San Diego City Council Committee Unanimously Supports Open Data Policy

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The policy is designed to make government information available to residents online.

Open Burning Banned By Cal Fire Due To Wildfire Risk

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During the prohibition period, campfires will be restricted to licensed public campgrounds and private property maintained in a manner that prevents open flame from spreading to wilderness vegetation.

Final Plank Of San Salvador Replica's Hull Now In Place

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A group constructing a $6.2 million replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon installed the final wooden plank in the vessel's hull Wednesday, which is considered a major milestone.

HMCS Annapolis One Step Closer To Being Sunk Off Mission Bay

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If given final approval by the California Coastal Commission, the HMCS Annapolis would become the second former Canadian vessel at the San Diego Underwater Recreation Area.

$800,000 OK'd For Bayside San Diego Fire Station Planning

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Work on the three-story bayside fire station in downtown San Diego began in 2005, but was halted in 2011 when the state dismantled municipal redevelopment agencies to save money.

USS Howard Set To Return Thursday After 7-Month Deployment

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Howard is coming home Thursday after a seven-month deployment which included exercises off the Korean coast and visiting the Philippines.

Rite Aid Agrees To Pay $498,000 For Violating State Rules On Pharmaceutical Consultations

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Regulations require pharmacists to discuss with customers how to use prescription drugs when they ask for help, when getting a new prescription or a prescription where the dosage, form or strength the drug has changed.

San Diego Tops AAA List Of July 4 Destinations

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Seventy-nine percent of Southern California travelers are expected to drive to their destination, which is up 2 percent over last year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Former Sweetwater Superintendent Gets Jail In ‘Pay-To-Play’ Corruption Scandal

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Jesus Gandara, 57, pleaded guilty in April to a felony conspiracy charge and a misdemeanor count of failing to report gifts.

San Diego Red Cross Names Bill Earley As CEO

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Labor lawyer and civic booster Bill Earley takes over leading the local American Red Cross from former San Diego Councilman Tony Young, who stepped down in March after a little more than a year in the position.

San Diego County After-School Programs Awarded $4M In Grants

Summer and intersession programs will benefit from the funding. San Diego Unified School will get about $3.5 million.

Book Signing To Biotech — Hillary Clinton Visits San Diego

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a swing through San Diego to sign copies of her new book and speak at the BIO convention. We'll play an excerpt of her discussing topics including the national debt and the job that prepared her for Washington.

Hillary Clinton Popular Attraction At Warwick's In La Jolla

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in San Diego for a book-signing event at Warwick's and to speak at the BIO 2014 conference at the San Diego Convention Center.

Navy Releases Name Of SEAL Killed In El Centro Parachuting Accident

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Chief Special Warfare Operator Bradley Cavner, 31, had been a Navy SEAL for nearly 10 years and had received a Bronze Star.

Report: Biotech Provides Nearly 8 Million Jobs In U.S.

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Bioscience companies employ 1.6 million people in the United States and indirectly are responsible for another 6.2 million jobs around the country, according to a report released in San Diego on Tuesday.

Whole Foods To Pay Nearly $800,000 For Overcharging Customers

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Whole Foods will pay nearly $800,000 to settle allegations of overcharging customers, prosecutors in San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica announced Tuesday.

Report: San Diego Property Values Have Doubled Since 2000

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Even though the gain in housing values nationwide continued to slow, San Diego has doubled property values over 15 years. The gain is outpaced only by Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

6 Arrested In San Diego As Part Of FBI Nationwide Sex Trafficking Crackdown

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The sweep took place as part of the FBI's Innocence Lost National Initiative, established in 2003 to address the growing problem of child prostitution.

Mayor Faulconer Explains San Diego's $3B Budget With 5-Minute Video

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer takes to YouTube to tout San Diego's nearly $3 billion budget that will go into effect next week.

San Diego Padres Fire General Manager Josh Byrnes

In Byrnes' nearly two and a half seasons as general manager, the Padres had a losing record of 184-215 for a .461 winning percentage.

San Diego City Council Approves Tax Incentives To Help Breweries Expand

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Under the plan, tax revenues generated by the new breweries will be reimbursed under a formula until they equal the amount of municipal fees paid by the companies to move into their new facilities.

San Diego Police Arrest Man In Christmas Eve Triple Homicide

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Carlo Gallopa Mercado was taken into custody in Mira Mesa Friday night on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder.

San Diego Opera To Co-Produce World Premiere Of 'Great Scott'

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The San Diego Opera announces an agreement to co-produce the world premiere of "Great Scott" with the Dallas Opera, in another sign of a rebound for the company.

UCSD Brain-Mapping Research Gets $2M In Funding From California Budget

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The $156 billion state budget for 2014-15 that was signed into law Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown includes $2 million to kick-start a UC San Diego-led program to improve brain-mapping techniques.

Recent Medal Of Honor Recipient Honored Monday At MCAS Miramar

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Retired U.S Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will be honored Monday at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Carpenter threw himself in front of an enemy grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast.

San Diego's Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Point Since May 2008

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The May figure compares to a revised 6.1 percent in April, and 7.3 percent in May 2013, according to the EDD.

Brown Says $156B California Budget 'Not Perfect,' But Shows Progress

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state's $156 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at a ceremony in San Diego. He says the spending plan is a sign that the majority can actually govern in California.

Abandoned Cheetah Cub, Companion Puppy Bonding At San Diego Safari Park

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A cheetah cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park that was rejected by his mother has been has been getting to know the Rhodesian ridgeback puppy he has been paired up with as part of the park's animal ambassador program.

San Diegans Asked To Don Their Padres Gear In Honor Of Gwynn

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Before you don a suit and tie or reach for your favorite dress, remember that San Diegans are being asked Thursday to wear Tony Gwynn gear, Padres attire or Padres colors.

SDPD Chief Details Use Of Body Cameras By Police

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San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said officers will not be required to inform citizens they are being recorded — but should acknowledge it — nor required to stop recording if asked.

Report Finds San Diego's 'Managed Competition' Needs To Be Reformed

The study is the last of five by a group led by former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith that looked into improving efficiencies in various municipal functions.

Moore Loses Bid To Undo Misdemeanor Plea Deal

An aide to former Chula Vista Mayor Steve Padilla lost a bid to vacate his misdemeanor conviction for providing false and misleading testimony to a grand jury.

Suspected Serial Tagger Accused Of Leaving Mark In San Diego Courtroom

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The Sheriff's Department said an 18-year-old accused of about 60 graffiti incidents apparently also left his mark at the Superior Court in downtown San Diego, where he was being prosecuted.

La Jolla Fireworks Show Back On After Lawsuits Dropped

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The San Diego City Council gives final approval to a settlement in a long-running legal dispute over how the city issues permits for the annual July 4 fireworks show in La Jolla and other events.

San Diego's Mountains, Deserts Under Wind Advisory

A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and deserts is set to remain in effect until 3 a.m. Wednesday.