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Winter Weather Causes Road Closures In San Diego County

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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

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

San Diego Homeless Shelters To Open During Storm

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Two downtown San Diego inclement weather homeless shelters will open later Monday.

Winter Weather Brings More Rain To San Diego

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Strong winds, mountain snow and potentially heavy rain, which could trigger flash flooding, hit various parts of San Diego County Monday.

Coaster, Amtrak Service Shut Down Over The Weekend

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Coastal rail service in San Diego County will be shut down beginning Friday evening and continuing through the weekend so crews can work on a handful of construction and maintenance projects, according to the North County Transit District.

J.C. Penney To Close Over 100 Stores

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J.C. Penney Co. Inc. announced Friday it is in the process of selling its distribution center in Buena Park, intends to close its distribution center in Lakeland, Florida, in June, and plans to shutter 130-140 stores in the coming months.

SANDAG To Launch Outside Probe Into Tax Measure Flaws

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The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments Friday commissioned an independent investigation into how the public was presented with faulty revenue projections before voting on a tax increase ballot proposition.

Demonstrators Rally Outside Congressman Hunter's Office

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Demonstrators opposed to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and to President Trump's immigration policies rallied Thursday a short distance from a district office of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine.

San Diego County Flu Death Toll Rises To 49

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Another five influenza-related deaths in the San Diego region were reported last week, bringing the "flu season" toll to 49, according to county health officials.

New 'Smart Sensors' Program To Collect Traffic Data

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Installation of "smart sensors" is scheduled to begin in July and be completed in the fall of 2018.

SANDAG Board To Consider Investigation

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The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments on Friday will consider authorizing a series of steps in reaction to the discovery that an economic modeling system provided faulty revenue projections for a tax increase ballot proposition and for a local transportation fund.

San Diego County Awarded AAA Investment Rating

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Fitch Ratings has given the county of San Diego's investment pool a AAA rating — its highest mark — for the 17th straight year.

Issa Releases Proposed Legislation To Repeal, Replace Obamacare

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Congressman Darrell Issa released an initial draft on Tuesday of proposed legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Healthcare Act.

SDPD Investigates Another Threat To Local JCC As Trump Says Anti-Semitism 'Is Horrible'

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The threat to the Lawrence Jewish Community Center comes one day after bomb threats were made to 11 Jewish centers across the country. President Trump denounced the threats, calling them “horrible...painful.”

Much Of San Diego Closed For Presidents Day

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Federal, state, county and most local city government offices will be closed Monday in honor of Presidents Day.

Pacific Storm To Bring Rain, Flooding To San Diego County

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A strong Pacific storm is expected to bring heavy precipitation that may cause flooding, the possibility of thunderstorms, potentially damaging winds and big waves to San Diego County beginning Friday.

Record Number Of Tourists Visited San Diego Last Year

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game and other major events lured record numbers of tourists to the San Diego region last year, the Tourism Authority announced Thursday.

San Diego Flu Cases Reach New High This Season

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After a few weeks of declining influenza infections in the San Diego region, the number shot up to 555 last week, the highest total yet during "flu season," county health officials reported Thursday.

San Diego Assemblywoman Pushes Bill Requiring Lead Testing In School Water Systems

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Schools would be required to test their water systems annually for lead content under legislation introduced Wednesday by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego.

SDSU Considering Multiple Options For Redeveloping Qualcomm Site

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Amid continuing uncertainty over the future of the 166-acre Qualcomm Stadium property in Mission Valley, San Diego State University announced Wednesday that it is conversing with "multiple parties" interested in developing the site.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Double In San Diego

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San Diego city leaders announced Tuesday the completion of a project that more than doubled capacity for drivers to charge up their electric vehicles at public locations.

Another Round Of Storms To Hit San Diego

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Damaging winds and rainfall are expected later this week as a strong Pacific storm moves into the region.

San Diego Unified Says Immigrant Students Living in US Illegally Are Safe At School

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The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday assured students who are living in the U.S. illegally that they are safe on school campuses.

Crime Rate In San Diego Drops To Lowest In Decades

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City leaders Tuesday hailed statistics for calendar year 2016 that showed San Diego crime rates dropped to their lowest levels in four decades.

San Diego Couples Get Hitched On Valentine's Day

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Take a look at some of the many couples who decided to get hitched on Valentine's Day this year.

Board Of Supervisors Vote To Take Steps In Improving 2,000 Miles Of Road

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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to take steps to improve 2,000 miles of deteriorating streets in the unincorporated areas, including lobbying the state and federal governments for help in funding the effort.

School District Pulls Resolution To Invite Betsy DeVos To San Diego

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A proposal to invite new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to San Diego to showcase public school successes was yanked from a school board agenda because of the "polarizing nature" of her nomination and confirmation, the president of the San Diego Unified School District said Monday.

San Diegans Encouraged To Get Blood Pressure Checked On Valentine's Day

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San Diegans are being encouraged to love their heart on Valentine’s Day by getting their blood pressure checked.

Experts Gather At UC San Diego To Discuss How US Should Approach China

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A group of China experts will convene at UC San Diego Monday to discuss a report calling on President Trump to reassess U.S. policy toward the People's Republic.

Inclement Weather Shelters Open For San Diego Homeless

The City of San Diego and the Housing Commission opened two downtown inclement weather shelters Saturday night for the second consecutive night.

San Diego City Council Will Be Asked If It Wants To Support Lawsuit Against Trump's Travel Ban

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The San Diego City Council next week will be asked whether it wants to support the state of Washington's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's so-called travel ban.

Utilities Commission Approves Aliso Canyon Investigation

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Pursuant to state law, the California Public Utilities Commission has opened a two-phase investigation of whether use of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Porter Ranch can be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Mesa College Opens Pantry For Needy Students

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A place for needy students to acquire food, toiletries and clothing in an emergency opened Thursday at Mesa College.

Flu Deaths In San Diego County Rise To 39

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The number of influenza cases and deaths related to the disease rose last week, bringing the "flu season" death toll in the San Diego region to 39, county health officials reported Wednesday.

San Diego Humane Society Receives Thousands Of Adoption Applications For Rescued Yorkies

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The 120 Yorkie and Yorkie-mix dogs that were recently seized from a Poway residence will meet the first approved adopters Wednesday.

San Diego Council Committee Unanimously Backs Drone Regulations

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Regulations that would allow local agencies to enforce safe operations of drone aircraft in San Diego were given unanimous initial backing Wednesday by the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

Rain Expected To Stop Tonight, Continue Friday

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Continuing light rain and gusty winds in portions of San Diego County Tuesday could cause problems for motorists during the morning commute, but both are expected to start tapering off this evening.

San Diego Sports Teams Woo Chargers Fans

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Hoping to attract abandoned football fans in San Diego, the Padres and Sycuan Band of Mission Indians offered to provide free entry to Chargers season-ticket holders for a game in the first two months of the upcoming baseball season.

California Attorney General Challenges Trump's Immigration Orders

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed court papers Monday joining the legal challenge to President Trump's immigration orders, supporting Washington state's lawsuit that contends the travel restrictions targeting people from Muslim-majority countries are unconstitutional.

San Diego, Tijuana Mayors Reaffirm Regional Partnership

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The mayors of San Diego and Tijuana reaffirmed the partnership of the two border cities Monday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Homeless Shelters To Open As More Storms Are Expected To Hit San Diego

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Forecasts for gusty wind and potentially heavy rain in various parts of San Diego County have prompted two inclement weather homeless shelters in downtown San Diego to open Monday.

San Diego Mayor Declares State of Emergency in Aftermath of Storms

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Damage and other costs to the city of San Diego from last month's storms could top $5 million.

Three Fallbrook High Students Arrested For Allegedly Taking Gun To School

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Police arrested three Fallbrook High School students Friday for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol to school.

Dalai Lama To Deliver Commencement Speech at UC San Diego

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The 14th Dalai Lama will speak at UC San Diego graduation ceremonies in June.

Group Seeks Improvements At San Diego's 15 Deadliest Intersections

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A group that advocates on behalf of pedestrians and bicyclists launched a campaign Wednesday to get the city of San Diego to make improvements at 15 intersections.

County Supervisor Stresses Serving Seniors In Annual Address

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Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob outlined seven ways Wednesday to better serve the public in the annual "State of the County" address, including improving streets, building parks, tackling the pension problem, serving seniors, increasing technology, maintaining public safety and building bonds in the community.

Goodell Says Stadium Solution Needed If NFL To Return To San Diego

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National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that a stadium solution will need to be found if a team is to move to San Diego in the future.

Scientists Engineer Molecule To Fight Multiple Cancer Targets

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San Diego medical researchers announced Wednesday that they've developed a molecule that can impact multiple cancer targets at once, which could lead to a new class of drugs.

12 More People In San Diego County Have Died From The Flu

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Influenza has claimed a dozen more lives in the San Diego region, bringing the "flu season" death toll to 33, county health officials reported Wednesday.

Man Armed With Knife At Chollas-Mead Elementary School Surrenders To Police

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A knife-wielding man who climbed onto the roof of a building at Chollas-Mead Elementary School Wednesday morning, prompting a lockdown and law enforcement standoff, has been taken into custody.