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86 People Diagnosed With Zika In San Diego

86 People Diagnosed With Zika In San Diego

March 24
By City News Service

Since 2015, 86 people in the San Diego region have been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

City Council Committee Advances Short-Term Rental Rules

City Council Committee Advances Short-Term Rental Rules

March 24
By City News Service

A City Council committee failed to reach a consensus Friday on the thorny issue of regulating short-term vacation rental properties in San Diego and moved along three proposed options without recommending a preferred alternative.

Man Arrested For Allegedly Making Threats To Jewish Centers, Potent...

Man Arrested For Allegedly Making Threats To Jewish Centers, Potentially Including San Diego JCC

March 23
By City News Service

A 19-year-old man was arrested in Israel Thursday for allegedly making bogus bomb threats against numerous Jewish community centers and other organizations, possibly including the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in University City.

Mayor Faulconer Wants Hotel Room Tax Bill On November's Ballot

Mayor Faulconer Wants Hotel Room Tax Bill On November's Ballot

March 23
By City News Service

Voters could be asked to decide this November whether to fund a waterfront expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, officials with Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office said Wednesday.

San Diego Education Leaders Declare Local Schools 'Sanctuaries'

San Diego Education Leaders Declare Local Schools 'Sanctuaries'

March 23
By City News Service

Educational leaders from throughout San Diego County Wednesday declared local school campuses as sanctuaries against any efforts by federal officials to deport students who are in the country illegally.

Gun Threat Prompts Lockdowns At Fallbrook And Ivy Continuation High...

Gun Threat Prompts Lockdowns At Fallbrook And Ivy Continuation High Schools

March 22
By City News Service

A report of a possible gun-related threat against Fallbrook and Ivy Continuation high schools Monday morning prompted an hours-long lockdown of the two neighboring campuses.

San Diego City Council Rejects School Board Term Limits, District E...

San Diego City Council Rejects School Board Term Limits, District Elections

March 22
By City News Service

A plan to change the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education elections process was backed by Republican council members, but they were outvoted by the panel's five Democrats.

Homeless Shelters Open As Spring Storm Hits San Diego

Homeless Shelters Open As Spring Storm Hits San Diego

March 22
By City News Service

Light showers, brisk winds and a slight chance of thunderstorms are in the forecast Wednesday for San Diego County as a weak spring storm moves through the region.

Board Of Supervisors Considers Excess County Property For Affordabl...

Board Of Supervisors Considers Excess County Property For Affordable Housing

March 21
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has voted to consider developing excess county property into affordable housing, as part of its overall, five-year plan for capital improvements.

Plan To Impose Term Limits For San Diego Unified Board Members Move...

Plan To Impose Term Limits For San Diego Unified Board Members Moves Forward

March 21
By City News Service

A proposal to bring the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education elections process into alignment with city procedures is scheduled to go before the City Council Tuesday.

Spring Storm Heads To San Diego

Spring Storm Heads To San Diego

March 21
By City News Service

A spring storm is expected to deliver light rain and gusty wind to parts of San Diego County starting Tuesday.

Man Accused In Homeless Attacks Ruled Mentally Competent To Stand T...

Man Accused In Homeless Attacks Ruled Mentally Competent To Stand Trial

March 20
By City News Service

A judge ruled Monday that a man accused in a string of attacks on homeless men in San Diego, three fatal, is mentally competent to stand trial.

State Legislators Want Pension Funds To Divest From Border Wall Pro...

State Legislators Want Pension Funds To Divest From Border Wall Project

March 20
By City News Service

A San Diego state legislator and two other Assembly members have introduced a bill that would require California's pension funds to divest from companies involved in building the border wall championed by President Donald Trump.

San Diego State Report Calls For Homeless Prevention Initiatives

San Diego State Report Calls For Homeless Prevention Initiatives

March 20
By City News Service

Around 2,500 units of housing for the homeless could come on line in San Diego over the next few years, representatives of two organizations said Monday.

Fire Chief, Lifeguard Union Leader Feud Over Dispatch Policy

Fire Chief, Lifeguard Union Leader Feud Over Dispatch Policy

March 16
By City News Service

Fire Chief Brian Fennessy Wednesday adamantly denied claims that a recently instituted policy routing emergency water-rescue calls to his department instead of to lifeguards delays response times.

SDPD To Deploy New Drug Testing Tool For Impaired Drivers On St. Pa...

SDPD To Deploy New Drug Testing Tool For Impaired Drivers On St. Patrick's Day

March 16
By City News Service

Officers who work to get drug-impaired drivers off the streets of San Diego have a new tool at their disposal, police Chief Shelley Zimmerman announced Thursday.

President Trump Approves Federal Relief For San Diego's Storm Damages

President Trump Approves Federal Relief For San Diego's Storm Damages

March 16
By City News Service

President Donald Trump Thursday approved federal assistance to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts after storms that struck in January.

World Baseball Classic Festival To Be Held at Petco Park

World Baseball Classic Festival To Be Held at Petco Park

March 16
By City News Service

"The World Festival at the World Baseball Classic" will be held at Petco Park's Park at the Park Thursday and Friday.

Flu Deaths In San Diego Reach Last Year's Total

Flu Deaths In San Diego Reach Last Year's Total

March 16
By City News Service

Seven more influenza deaths were reported last week in San Diego County, bringing this season's local total to 68.

Petition Drive To Bring MLS To San Diego Gets Underway

Petition Drive To Bring MLS To San Diego Gets Underway

March 15
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

A group attempting to bring professional soccer to San Diego kicked off a signature drive Wednesday aimed at getting the proposal in front of the city council.

Supervisors Ban All Marijuana Businesses In Unincorporated San Dieg...

Supervisors Ban All Marijuana Businesses In Unincorporated San Diego County

March 15
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to ban all marijuana businesses in unincorporated county areas.

New Performance Tracker Gives San Diego Unified High Scores

New Performance Tracker Gives San Diego Unified High Scores

March 15
By City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District performed well under California's new school accountability system that was launched statewide Wednesday.

Bill Aimed At Helping Deported Veterans Approved By Assembly Judici...

Bill Aimed At Helping Deported Veterans Approved By Assembly Judiciary Committee

March 14
By City News Service

Legislation to create a legal assistance fund for non- citizen veterans deported from the U.S. was approved Tuesday by one Assembly committee and now goes to another, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D- San Diego, announced.

San Diego City Council Approves Storm Declaration

San Diego City Council Approves Storm Declaration

March 14
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a declaration of local emergency in connection with the winter storm that pummeled the city last month.

World Baseball Classic Comes To Petco Park

World Baseball Classic Comes To Petco Park

March 14
By City News Service

The Dominican Republic will face Puerto Rico as Pool F play in the World Baseball Classic begins Tuesday at Petco Park.

Owners To Get $125M Payout For San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Closure

Owners To Get $125M Payout For San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Closure

March 13
By City News Service

Southern California Edison announced Monday that the utility and two other owners of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County were awarded $125 million from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, stemming from the plant's closure.

New California Assembly Bill Would Reform SANDAG, Local Transit Age...

New California Assembly Bill Would Reform SANDAG, Local Transit Agencies

March 13
By City News Service

Legislation that would introduce reforms to the embattled San Diego Association of Governments and two area transit agencies was introduced in the state Legislature Monday.

Four More People In San Diego Die Of The Flu

Four More People In San Diego Die Of The Flu

March 13
By City News Service

Four people died of influenza-related causes in the San Diego region last week, bringing the "flu season" death toll to 61, county health officials reported Friday.

Human Library Event A Reminder Not To Judge Others 'By Their Covers'

Human Library Event A Reminder Not To Judge Others 'By Their Covers'

March 10
By City News Service, Megan Burks

Head down to San Diego's central library Saturday and you can check out … humans. A human library event will let visitors reserve people from all walks of life for a 20-minute conversation.

Population Of San Diego County Expected To Hit 4 Million By 2050

Population Of San Diego County Expected To Hit 4 Million By 2050

March 10
By City News Service

San Diego County's population is expected to swell to nearly 4 million people by 2050, and almost 4.14 million a decade later, according to projections released this week by the state Department of Finance.

SANDAG To Hire Law Firm To Investigate Flawed Revenue Forecasts

SANDAG To Hire Law Firm To Investigate Flawed Revenue Forecasts

March 10
By City News Service

Leaders at the San Diego Association of Governments decided Friday to solicit proposals from law firms with investigative expertise to conduct an independent investigation of the agency's faulty revenue forecast for a proposed sales tax hike that fell short at the ballot box in November.

Smoke Over Camp Pendleton From Burning Debris

Smoke Over Camp Pendleton From Burning Debris

March 10
By City News Service

Camp Pendleton firefighters will begin burning debris Friday, which may send smoke into the air for the next couple days.

‘Soccer City’ Economic Impact Could Be Huge

‘Soccer City’ Economic Impact Could Be Huge

March 9
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The proposed "Soccer City" redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley would have an economic impact of $2.8 billion by the time of completion, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. announced Thursday.

Growing Traffic Increases Fire Department Response Times In San Diego

Growing Traffic Increases Fire Department Response Times In San Diego

March 8
By City News Service

Worsening traffic congestion in San Diego is increasing fire department response times, according to a report delivered to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday.

Police Respond To Another Bomb Threat  Against Lawrence Family Jewi...

Police Respond To Another Bomb Threat Against Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

March 8
By City News Service

Another in a series of bogus bomb threats against Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in University City prompted police to search the facility Wednesday.

San Diego City Council Approves $5M Settlement For Injured Bicyclist

San Diego City Council Approves $5M Settlement For Injured Bicyclist

March 8
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council signed off Tuesday on a $4.85 million legal settlement for a man who was badly injured in a bicycle crash on a city sidewalk.

Governor Requests Federal Relief After Storms Hit San Diego

Governor Requests Federal Relief After Storms Hit San Diego

March 8
By City News Service

Gov. Jerry Brown issued state-of-emergency proclamations Tuesday for counties across the state, including San Diego, in response to damage during powerful storms that struck in January and February.

CONCACAF Unveils Gold Cup Matches At Qualcomm

CONCACAF Unveils Gold Cup Matches At Qualcomm

March 8
By City News Service

Mexico will face El Salvador, and Jamaica will take on Curacao in Group C in the first round of soccer's CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 9.

Officials Say San Diego's Deadliest Intersections May Be Improved B...

Officials Say San Diego's Deadliest Intersections May Be Improved By Summer

March 7
By City News Service

City officials said Monday they hope to have safety upgrades at San Diego's 15 most dangerous intersections completed or in the pipeline by early summer.

Chula Vista Post Office Dedicated To Fallen SDPD Officer

Chula Vista Post Office Dedicated To Fallen SDPD Officer

March 6
By City News Service

Congresswoman Susan Davis joined members of the law enforcement community to dedicate the Chula Vista U.S. Post Office to San Diego police officer Jonathan "J.D.'' De Guzman who was killed in the line of duty.

Sharp Outpatients' Info At Risk After Computer Theft

Sharp Outpatients' Info At Risk After Computer Theft

March 6
By City News Service

The personal health information of more than 750 outpatients at Sharp Healthcare may have been compromised because of a computer theft.

UC San Diego Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday

UC San Diego Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday

March 2
By City News Service

UC San Diego Thursday will celebrate the 113th birthday of Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel in front of the campus library that bears his name.

San Diego Leaders Push For Federal Investigation On Cross-Border Se...

San Diego Leaders Push For Federal Investigation On Cross-Border Sewage Spill

March 2
By City News Service

San Diego political and environmental leaders are scheduled Thursday to encourage the public to pressure federal officials to investigate a huge sewage spill in Mexico that has fouled beaches and other areas of southern San Diego County.

Otay Reservoir Spills Over Its Dam For The First Time Since 2011

Otay Reservoir Spills Over Its Dam For The First Time Since 2011

March 1
By City News Service, Megan Burks

The Lower Otay Reservoir spilled over its dam Tuesday for the first time in six years because of Monday's heavy rainfall.

UC San Diego Collects Mothers' Milk Donations

March 1
By City News Service

UC San Diego held a drive Wednesday to collect badly needed mothers' milk donations.

San Diego Launches HIV Awareness Program

San Diego Launches HIV Awareness Program

March 1
By City News Service

The county of San Diego has launched an HIV awareness program designed to reduce infections and promote a pill that could prevent people from getting the disease.

Hundreds Of Jobs At Stake As San Diego Unified Approves Budget Cuts

Hundreds Of Jobs At Stake As San Diego Unified Approves Budget Cuts

March 1
By City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday unanimously approved $124 million in budget cuts for the 2017- 2018 school year, which could mean layoffs for hundreds of district employees.

San Diego Mayor Faulconer Calls Threats To JCC 'Cowardly'

San Diego Mayor Faulconer Calls Threats To JCC 'Cowardly'

Feb. 28
By City News Service

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer tweeted the city will not tolerate "cowardly threats" made to Jewish community centers.

Winter Weather Causes Road Closures In San Diego County

Winter Weather Causes Road Closures In San Diego County

Feb. 28
By City News Service

Several roadways around San Diego County remained closed early Tuesday due to flooding or other weather-related hazards.

SDPD: State Requirements For Racial Profiling Data Still Unknown

SDPD: State Requirements For Racial Profiling Data Still Unknown

Feb. 27
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council on Monday received the results of a study on racial profiling within the San Diego Police Department.