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12,000 UC Staffers Stage 1-Day Walk-Out

Around 12,000 University of California administrative, clerical and support staff in San Diego and throughout the state are scheduled to stage a one-day walkout on Tuesday.

Marshall Faulk Selected For College Football Hall Of Fame

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San Diego State University running back Marshall Faulk was selected Thursday as one of 13 new members of the College Football Hall of Fame, as named by the National Football Foundation.

Kristin Gaspar Inaugurated As County's Newest Supervisor

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Kristin Gaspar became San Diego County's newest supervisor Monday, replacing Dave Roberts in a district that represents part of North County.

Light Rainfall Moving Across San Diego County

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The spring-like weather in San Diego County over the weekend was expected to give way to periods of rain and strong winds in the mountains and deserts this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Two Local Hospitals Fined For Lapses In Patient Care

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The California Department of Public Health fined the hospitals for lapses in care that resulted in the death of one patient and an unplanned hysterectomy for another.

City Attorney's Office To Investigate Restaurants Found Surcharging Customers

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The investigation was launched after complaints about the practice were received on a consumer hotline.

Light Rains Sweeping Through San Diego County

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A mild winter storm brought gentle rains and increased winds to the San Diego area Thursday, ushering in another round of inclement weather as the new year gets off to a wet start.

Mayor Faulconer Considering Running For Governor

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Kevin Faulconer is reportedly discussing a run for California governor next year, but on Thursday his top campaign strategist downplayed any interest the San Diego mayor might have in the race.

San Diego County Economic Indicators Increase Slightly In November

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The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate released its index of leading economic indicators on Thursday, which showed a 0.3 percent rise in November, the largest gain in seven months.

7,500 Sailors, Airmen Deploy With USS Carl Vinson Strike Group From San Diego

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The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and destroyer Wayne E. Meyer are scheduled on Thursday to set off from San Diego on deployments in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Local Activists To March For Civil Rights, Police Reform On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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During the march, they plan to push for issues such as civil rights, police reform and helping the homeless.

San Diego State To Get Future Teachers From College To Classroom In 4 Years

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San Diego State University announced Wednesday that it was awarded nearly $750,000 in state grants to fast-track the education of prospective teachers in order to reduce a shortage of educators in California.

Flu Cases Up From Last Year

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The rate of influenza cases in the San Diego region is running 82 percent above last flu season -- 881 compared to 313 in the same period, county health officials reported Wednesday.

San Diego County Continues To Reduce Water Consumption

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Customers in most of the two dozen water districts in San Diego County continued to reduce consumption in November, though not by as much as the same month in the prior year, according to data released Wednesday by state water officials.

More Rain Moving Into San Diego County

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Rain may start falling late Wednesday night in much of San Diego County other than the deserts.

Advocates Call On San Diego Mayor To Take Action On Homelessness

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A petition containing more than 1,100 signatures calling for the city of San Diego to stop penalizing the homeless was submitted to Mayor Kevin Faulconer Tuesday.

Low Overnight Temperatures Trigger San Diego's Emergency Homeless Shelter

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Shelters will provide 280 additional beds overnight as the temperature in downtown San Diego drops below 50 degrees.

Rose Parade Celebrated Amid Heightened Security

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Led by a spectacular opening street show, the 128th annual Rose Parade started under cloudy skies and watchful eyes on Monday.

San Diego Government Offices Closed For New Year's Holiday

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Some local, state and federal government facilities will be closed Monday for the observed New Year's holiday.

Wanted: Head Coach For NFL Team, Location TBD

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"What we know right now it's one of two locations," Chargers President of Football Operations John Spanos said when asked where a new coach would be based. Team officials fired head coach Mike McCoy Sunday.

El Cajon Police: Armed Man Shot Sunday Night

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An El Cajon police officer shot a knife-wielding man who was walking in traffic, according to a police lieutenant.

San Diego Padres' First All-Star Dies At 78

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Chris Cannizzaro, the catcher who became the San Diego Padres' first All-Star in 1969, has died at the age of 78.

San Diego Opens Emergency Homeless Shelters Overnight Friday And Saturday

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San Diego housing officials have called for 280 additional beds for the homeless Friday and Saturday nights due to the wet weather.

Winter Storm To Bring Snow, Difficult Travel To San Diego County New Year's Eve

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Mountain peaks in San Diego County could get up to 8 inches of snow on New Year's Eve. Mountain locales as low as 4,000 feet could see 2 inches of snow.

USS Carl Vinson Strike Group Prepares For Deployment

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The strike group will deploy next Thursday and Friday to conduct exercises with partner nations in the western Pacific and Indian oceans.

San Diego Flu Cases Double From Last Year

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So far this flu season, 589 cases have been reported and four people have died of flu-related complications.

San Diego Auto Show Revs Up For 5-Day Run

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The annual San Diego International Auto Show began its a five-day run Thursday at the Convention Center.

Memorial Held For Coronado Man Killed In Oakland Warehouse Fire

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Nick Gomez-Hall was remembered as a talented musician and athlete.

Scripps Health Takes Part In Nationwide Study Of Heart Attack Treatment

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The institute is the only California site participating in the trial of a technique that uses supersaturated oxygen to reduce tissue damage suffered by patients.

Minnesota Upsets Washington State In Holiday Bowl

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The game at Qualcomm Stadium was nearly derailed by a boycott in response to player suspensions following a sexual assault investigation.

North County Coaster, Amtrak Shut Down January Weekends

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The service disruption will affect the NCTD's Coaster and Amtrak trains on the weekends of Jan. 14-15, Jan. 21-22 and Jan. 28-29.

San Diego Home Prices Continue To Rise

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The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 5.6 percent in November, compared with the same month a year ago, a real estate information service announced Tuesday. But prices have leveled off over the past six months, in part because fewer people can afford to buy.

Chargers To Lease Office Space In Costa Mesa For Team Headquarters

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The team agreed to lease office space and land for a team headquarters and a new practice facility in case the team relocates to the Los Angeles area.

Minnesota, Washington State Face Off In 39th Annual Holiday Bowl

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Minnesota and Washington State will meet Tuesday in the 39th annual Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in a matchup of 8-4 teams.

San Diego Holiday Parade: What You Need To Know

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The largest balloon parade in the United States is scheduled to start at the Embarcadero Tuesday morning.

San Diego Trolley Service Increased For Holiday Bowl

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Trolley service will be increased Tuesday in anticipation of large crowds at the Holiday Bowl Parade downtown and the Holiday Bowl game at Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley, the Metropolitan Transit System announced today.

Local, Federal Government Offices Closed For Christmas Holiday

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Local, state and federal government offices will be closed Monday for the observed Christmas holiday.

San Diego Kicks Off Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

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The city and county of San Diego kicked off its 43rd annual Christmas tree recycling program Monday.

Thousands Of Socks Donated To Help Homeless Youth

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A month-long effort by the San Diego County Office of Education and California Coast Credit Union to collect socks for homeless youth generated donations of 23,500 pairs of new foot garments.

Tijuana River Runoff Prompts Beach Closures

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A stretch of shoreline from the U.S.-Mexico border to Coronado is closed Friday because recent rainfall has pushed sewage-fouled runoff from the Tijuana River into the ocean, where currents have carried it north.

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the local mountains. Forecasters are predicting heavy rain throughout San Diego County Friday evening.

San Diego Opens Emergency Homeless Shelters On Saturday

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Inclement weather homeless shelters will open Saturday through Monday in downtown San Diego, according to city officials.

Opponents File Lawsuit Against Balboa Park Plan

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Opponents of a $70 million plan to remove traffic from the center of Balboa Park have filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court to stop the project.

Sheriff's Department Preparing For Snow In Local Mountains

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The San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced Thursday it will have increased law enforcement activity in the local mountain areas this weekend, in anticipation of snowfall in the forecast and the usual large crowds that follow.

SANDAG Report Shows People Under 40 More Likely To Be Crime Victims

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The study examined rape, homicide, robbery and aggravated assaults reported in 2015. The study did not examine all crime factors, such as socioeconomic distinctions.

San Diego Mayor Asking Landlords To Participate In Program To House Homeless Veterans

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The program aims at securing housing for 1,000 homeless veterans by March 2017.

San Diego County Kids Outperform State In Fitness Testing. How Did Your District Do?

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The physical fitness of San Diego County students held steady last year as that of students statewide dipped slightly.

Property Owners, SANDAG Reach Settlement Over Trolley Parking

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A settlement reached between the San Diego Association of Governments and a private property owner paves the way for parking at a future trolley stop, SANDAG officials announced Tuesday.

San Diego Convention Center To Get Major Upgrade

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Officials said they've embarked on what they call the biggest series of infrastructure upgrades in the facility's history.

Edison Announces Contractor For $4.4B Decommissioning Of San Onofre

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A joint venture between Los Angeles-based AECOM and Energy Solutions Inc. of Salt Lake City will serve as the general contractor for the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.