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San Diego Attorney Among Those Killed In Las Vegas Strip Shooting

San Diego Attorney Among Those Killed In Las Vegas Strip Shooting

Oct. 2
By City News Service

A San Diego attorney was among 59 people killed by a gunman who opened fire with an arsenal of guns on a crowd at an outdoor country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night.

San Diego Leaders React To Las Vegas Mass Shooting

San Diego Leaders React To Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Oct. 2
By City News Service

San Diego city leaders and area lawmakers offered their thoughts and prayers Monday to the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, while athletes with ties to the Nevada city also took to social media to express their sorrow and anguish.

Country Singer At Las Vegas Shooting Scheduled To Perform In San Di...

Country Singer At Las Vegas Shooting Scheduled To Perform In San Diego Saturday

Oct. 2
By City News Service

Country singer Jason Aldean, who was on stage when gunfire broke out at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas when gunfire erupted, leaving at least 58 people dead and hundreds injured, is scheduled to perform Saturday at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in San Diego.

San Diego City Council Declares Emergency Over Lack Of Homeless She...

San Diego City Council Declares Emergency Over Lack Of Homeless Shelter Space

Oct. 2
By City News Service

An emergency declaration over a lack of shelter space, which has exacerbated a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A among San Diego's homeless population, was approved Monday by the City Council.

Off-Duty San Diego Police Attending Las Vegas Concert 'OK' Followin...

Off-Duty San Diego Police Attending Las Vegas Concert 'OK' Following Shooting

Oct. 2
By City News Service

More than a dozen off-duty San Diego Police Department officers were unharmed while attending a music festival on the Las Vegas strip where a man opened fire, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 200 more in the worst mass shooting in United States history.

Camp Pendleton Agrees To Clean Water Systems After EPA Finds Dead R...

Camp Pendleton Agrees To Clean Water Systems After EPA Finds Dead Rats, Frogs

Sept. 29
By City News Service

Officials at Camp Pendleton have agreed with the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up two public water systems after EPA investigators this summer found several deficiencies, including rat and frog carcasses in three reservoirs on the base.

Worker Falls At Site Where Border Wall Prototypes Are Under Constru...

Worker Falls At Site Where Border Wall Prototypes Are Under Construction

Sept. 27
By City News Service

A construction worker fell into a 40-foot-deep hole but emerged unharmed Wednesday at the newly activated Otay Mesa construction site where prototypes for a new border wall are being built.

More Streets Power Washed In Effort To Curb San Diego Hepatitis A O...

More Streets Power Washed In Effort To Curb San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 27
By City News Service

San Diego broadened its efforts to stop the deadly spread of hepatitis A Wednesday by power-washing sidewalks in beach communities and the Midway area.

Death Toll Reaches 17 In San Diego's Ongoing Hepatitis A Outbreak

Death Toll Reaches 17 In San Diego's Ongoing Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 26
By City News Service

One more death and additional new cases were reported Tuesday as a result of the hepatitis A outbreak in the San Diego County region, prompting the Board of Supervisors to keep a public health emergency declaration in place.

Former SDSU Basketball Coach Tony Bland Among 4 College Coaches Acc...

Former SDSU Basketball Coach Tony Bland Among 4 College Coaches Accused Of Taking Bribes

Sept. 26
By City News Service

Former San Diego State University basketball player and coach Tony Bland, who has been an assistant coach at the University of Southern California since 2013, was one of four college basketball coaches accused by federal prosecutors Tuesday of taking bribes as part of a wide-ranging corruption scheme.

County Supervisors Approve Urgency Ordinance At Border Where Wall P...

County Supervisors Approve Urgency Ordinance At Border Where Wall Prototypes Will Be Built

Sept. 26
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday banned items that could be used as weapons, such as baseball bats, knives and rocks, in certain areas where border wall prototypes will be built.

New Restrooms Installed In Downtown San Diego In Effort To Stop Hep...

New Restrooms Installed In Downtown San Diego In Effort To Stop Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 25
By City News Service

Several new restrooms were installed Monday in a downtown area park in the latest effort by city officials to help combat the hepatitis A outbreak.

San Diego State Searches For New President

San Diego State Searches For New President

Sept. 25
By City News Service, Jake Henry

The university held its first public forum Monday in its effort to find a new leader.

New FBI Data Places San Diego Among 2016's Safest Cities Nationwide

New FBI Data Places San Diego Among 2016's Safest Cities Nationwide

Sept. 25
By City News Service

San Diego was the safest big city in the United States last year in terms of murders, while the San Diego-Carlsbad metro area had fewer violent crimes in 2016 than all but three of the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the country, according to statistics released Monday by the FBI.

USS Fitzgerald To Undergo Repairs Following Fatal Collision Off Coa...

USS Fitzgerald To Undergo Repairs Following Fatal Collision Off Coast Of Japan In June

Sept. 25
By City News Service

The Navy ship that collided with a merchant vessel in June off the coast of Japan, killing two San Diego-area sailors and five others, is set to return stateside later this year for continued repairs, the Navy announced.

'Carmaggeddon' Expected As Southbound San Ysidro Border Closes For ...

'Carmaggeddon' Expected As Southbound San Ysidro Border Closes For The Weekend

Sept. 22
By City News Service

A major construction project at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, considered the busiest border crossing in the world, will bar cars from entering Tijuana for 57 hours starting Saturday.

Hundreds Vaccinated For Hepatitis A In Downtown San Diego In Effort...

Hundreds Vaccinated For Hepatitis A In Downtown San Diego In Effort To Curb Outbreak

Sept. 21
By City News Service

More than 250 people received shots against hepatitis A at a clinic in downtown San Diego Thursday, as efforts continued to contain an outbreak that has killed 16 and sickened more than 400.

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Lik...

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Like Leukemia

Sept. 21
By City News Service

Previously overlooked sections of human DNA could be the key to breakdowns in the immune system that lead to diseases like leukemia and lymphoma, researchers at UC San Diego announced Thursday.

San Diego Officials Unveil Proposals To Fix Housing Crisis

San Diego Officials Unveil Proposals To Fix Housing Crisis

Sept. 21
By City News Service

As the homeless population grows and rents balloon in San Diego, city officials announced Thursday a series of proposals to help alleviate the housing shortage over the next 10 years.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Visits San Diego

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Visits San Diego

Sept. 20
By City News Service

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was on hand in San Diego Wednesday as the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded 50,000 pounds of cocaine and heroin — with an estimated street value of more than $679 million — that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Aug. 2.

El Cajon Takes Steps To Tackle Hepatitis A Outbreak

El Cajon Takes Steps To Tackle Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 20
By City News Service

The city of El Cajon Wednesday outlined steps that have been taken, or are in the works, to deal with an outbreak of hepatitis A that has plagued San Diego and other cities in the region.

California Sues Trump Administration To Prevent Border Wall

California Sues Trump Administration To Prevent Border Wall

Sept. 20
By City News Service

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra visited San Diego Wednesday to announce a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its plan to begin construction on a border wall in San Diego and Imperial counties.

City Council Members Propose New Rules For Vacation Rentals

City Council Members Propose New Rules For Vacation Rentals

Sept. 20
By City News Service

Four City Council members Tuesday released a new proposal for regulating short-term vacation rental properties in San Diego, in an attempt to solve an issue that has vexed city officials and neighbors alike over the last few years.

San Diego City Council Passes Resolution In Opposition To Trump's B...

San Diego City Council Passes Resolution In Opposition To Trump's Border Wall

Sept. 19
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council passed a resolution Tuesday opposing President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium Gets A New Name: SDCCU Stadium

San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium Gets A New Name: SDCCU Stadium

Sept. 19
By City News Service

The City Council Tuesday approved an agreement to rename what had been Qualcomm Stadium as SDCCU Stadium, with the San Diego County Credit Union bidding $500,000 for the naming rights.

San Diego Launches New Effort To Tackle Hepatitis A Outbreak

San Diego Launches New Effort To Tackle Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 19
By City News Service

San Diego city and county officials launched a new effort Tuesday to further educate the public about hepatitis A vaccinations and sanitary precautions.

San Diego Poverty Rate Drops Slightly, Disparities Remain

San Diego Poverty Rate Drops Slightly, Disparities Remain

Sept. 19
By City News Service

Poverty in both the city and county of San Diego dropped last year, compared to the year before, though disparities still remain among ethnic groups, according to a new report.

Border Agents Seize More Than $5 Million In Drugs

Border Agents Seize More Than $5 Million In Drugs

Sept. 19
By City News Service

Customs and Border Patrol agents monitoring California's ports of entry from Mexico intercepted nearly $5 million worth of drugs and arrested 17 wanted fugitives over the weekend, followed by the seizure Monday of nearly $1 million worth of marijuana seized from a boat that came on shore near Del Mar, the agency said Tuesday.

City Council Expected To Rename Qualcomm Stadium

City Council Expected To Rename Qualcomm Stadium

Sept. 19
By City News Service

The City Council will be asked Tuesday to rename what had been Qualcomm Stadium to SDCCU Stadium, with San Diego County Credit Union bidding $500,000 for the naming rights.

Bipartisan Bill Aims To Rehabilitate Tijuana River Valley After Sew...

Bipartisan Bill Aims To Rehabilitate Tijuana River Valley After Sewage Spills

Sept. 18
By City News Service

A bipartisan federal bill was introduced Monday that aims to rehabilitate the Tijuana River Valley after a series of sewage spills in the area and to implement ways to prevent future spills.

South Bay Lawyer Joins Others Suing Trump Administration On DACA De...

South Bay Lawyer Joins Others Suing Trump Administration On DACA Decision

Sept. 18
By City News Service

A South Bay lawyer who joined five other plaintiffs Monday in suing the Trump administration over the decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program said that she's confident Congress will do the right thing, but trusts the courts even more.

Smuggling Boat Lands In Del Mar, Border Agents Arrest Three

Smuggling Boat Lands In Del Mar, Border Agents Arrest Three

Sept. 18
By City News Service

Three people were arrested and about 30 large bundles of suspected drugs were seized when a small smuggling boat landed on the beach Monday morning in Del Mar, the U.S. Border Patrol reported.

San Diego City Council Stalls Plans For Religious Resort In Mission...

San Diego City Council Stalls Plans For Religious Resort In Mission Valley

Sept. 18
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

A religious-themed resort in Mission Valley failed to win outright approval from the San Diego City Council.

Fire Chief: Fall May Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions To San Diego

Fire Chief: Fall May Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions To San Diego

Sept. 18
By City News Service

This fall could bring dangerous wildfire conditions to San Diego and surrounding areas of the county, according to a report scheduled to be delivered Monday to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

Customers, Employees Exposed To Hepatitis A In Pacific Beach Restau...

Customers, Employees Exposed To Hepatitis A In Pacific Beach Restaurant

Sept. 15
By City News Service

Customers and employees of World Famous in Pacific Beach may have been exposed to hepatitis A over seven days between late August and Monday of this week, but the risk of infection is small, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported Friday.

Kaaboo Music Festival Kicks Off Friday

Kaaboo Music Festival Kicks Off Friday

Sept. 15
By City News Service

Kaaboo, a music festival at Del Mar, kicks off tonight.

From 'The Q' to SDCCU: San Diego City Council To Decide Stadium's N...

From 'The Q' to SDCCU: San Diego City Council To Decide Stadium's New Name

Sept. 15
By City News Service

The City Council will be asked Tuesday to rename what had been Qualcomm Stadium to SDCCU Stadium, with San Diego County Credit Union bidding $500,000 for the naming rights, according to documents made available Thursday.

Local Businesses, Civic Leaders Form Group In Opposition Of Communi...

Local Businesses, Civic Leaders Form Group In Opposition Of Community Choice Energy

Sept. 14
By City News Service

A group of San Diego business and civic leaders announced Thursday they have formed a coalition to question a move toward community choice energy, which would allow San Diego's municipal government to acquire power separately from the local utility.

Water Line Rupture Shuts Down Eastbound I-8

Water Line Rupture Shuts Down Eastbound I-8

Sept. 14
By City News Service

A water line ruptured underneath the southern edge of Interstate 8 in Mission Valley Thursday, causing a spectacular geyser that flooded the freeway, dug a yawning sinkhole in the pavement and shut down the eastbound lanes of the regional route for an unknown duration.

Palomar College, Point Loma Nazarene Report 3 Cases Of Tuberculosis

Palomar College, Point Loma Nazarene Report 3 Cases Of Tuberculosis

Sept. 14
By City News Service

Two people at Palomar College in San Marcos and one at the Point Loma Nazarene regional campus in Mission Valley had tuberculosis and may have exposed others, county health officials reported Thursday.

San Diego To Consider Regulating Short-Term Rentals As City Becomes...

San Diego To Consider Regulating Short-Term Rentals As City Becomes 4th-Busiest AirBnB Market

Sept. 14
By City News Service

San Diego was the fourth-busiest market for online vacation rental agency Airbnb this summer, the firm reported Thursday.

Investigation Underway After 15 Marines Were Injured In Camp Pendle...

Investigation Underway After 15 Marines Were Injured In Camp Pendleton Accident

Sept. 14
By City News Service

An investigation is underway Thursday at Camp Pendleton, where an amphibious landing vehicle caught fire during a training exercise, injuring 15 Marines, five critically.

15 Marines Injured At Camp Pendleton After Accident

15 Marines Injured At Camp Pendleton After Accident

Sept. 13
By City News Service

An accident involving an amphibious landing vehicle at Camp Pendleton left 15 Marines injured Wednesday, authorities reported.

City Council Committee Sets Emergency Declaration On Homelessness I...

City Council Committee Sets Emergency Declaration On Homelessness In Motion

Sept. 13
By City News Service

A City Council committee Wednesday unanimously directed the City Attorney's office to draft an emergency declaration over a lack of shelter space, which has exacerbated a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A among San Diego's homeless population.

San Diego Mayor Announces Plan To Open Three Industrial Tents For H...

San Diego Mayor Announces Plan To Open Three Industrial Tents For Homeless

Sept. 13
By City News Service

In the latest effort to house the growing number of homeless in the San Diego region, city officials Wednesday said three new temporary shelters will open, the first one or two by the end of this year.

Death Toll Rises In San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak

Death Toll Rises In San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 12
By City News Service

The San Diego County health department reported Tuesday that the death toll in an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego has reached 16, and 421 people have been sickened with the disease,

Sumatran Tiger Cub From National Zoo Joins Bengal Tiger Cub Discove...

Sumatran Tiger Cub From National Zoo Joins Bengal Tiger Cub Discovered At Border

Sept. 12
By City News Service

A Sumatran tiger cub at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was flown to San Diego Monday to join a young Bengal tiger discovered during an apparent smuggling attempt from Mexico.

County Board Of Supervisors Approves Creation of Housing Trust Fund

County Board Of Supervisors Approves Creation of Housing Trust Fund

Sept. 12
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took the first step toward creating a $25 million trust fund that will allow county government to directly invest in affordable housing.

San Diego City Council Approves Regulations For Marijuana Businesses

San Diego City Council Approves Regulations For Marijuana Businesses

Sept. 11
By City News Service

A package of regulations for marijuana-related businesses in San Diego was approved by the City Council Monday evening.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed In San Diego After Equifax Hack

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed In San Diego After Equifax Hack

Sept. 11
By City News Service

A class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court in San Diego on behalf of two people and the approximately 143 million U.S. consumers whose Equifax consumer credit files were hacked in mid-May through July.