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Median Price Of San Diego Homes Continues To Rise While H...

Median Price Of San Diego Homes Continues To Rise While Home Sales Dip

Nov. 29, 2017
By City News Service

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 4.4 percent in October, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold dipped by 0.3 percent, a real estate information service announced Wednesday.

SDSU Expected To Announce Plans To Expand Onto SDCCU Stadium

SDSU Expected To Announce Plans To Expand Onto SDCCU Stadium

Nov. 29, 2017
By City News Service

San Diego State University officials are poised to announce details of plans for campus expansion onto the San Diego County Credit Union Stadium property at a pair of events set for Wednesday and Thursday.

Community Group Sues To Oppose Privatization Of Escondido...

Community Group Sues To Oppose Privatization Of Escondido City Library

Nov. 28, 2017
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Opponents of a move by the city of Escondido to outsource its library functions to save money announced Tuesday that they've filed a lawsuit contending that the action violated state law.

San Diego Couple Swept Away In Hawaii River; Wife Killed,...

San Diego Couple Swept Away In Hawaii River; Wife Killed, Husband Missing

Nov. 28, 2017
By City News Service

Recovery crews in Hawaii will resume their search Tuesday for a missing Spring Valley man and former U.S. diplomat believed to be dead after his wife was found dead when the couple was swept into a river above a tall waterfall over the weekend.

San Diego Home Price Increases Among Highest Nationwide

San Diego Home Price Increases Among Highest Nationwide

Nov. 28, 2017
By City News Service

Home values in San Diego rose 0.5 percent between August and September, and 8.2 percent from September of last year, according to the Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices released Tuesday.

US Women's Soccer Team To Kick Off 2018 Schedule In San D...

US Women's Soccer Team To Kick Off 2018 Schedule In San Diego

Nov. 28, 2017
By City News Service

The U.S. women's soccer team will open its 2018 schedule in San Diego against Denmark, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Tuesday.

Backers Of Initiative To Repeal California's Gas Tax Begi...

Backers Of Initiative To Repeal California's Gas Tax Begin Gathering Signatures

Nov. 28, 2017
By City News Service

Backers of an initiative to repeal the recent increase to the gas tax and vehicle registration fee began gathering signatures Monday in San Diego.

UC San Diego Announces Move Up To NCAA Division I

UC San Diego Announces Move Up To NCAA Division I

Nov. 27, 2017
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

UC San Diego announced Monday that it will begin the process of moving its athletics program from NCAA Division II to Division I, the top level in collegiate sports.

Supervisors Extend County Hepatitis Emergency

Supervisors Extend County Hepatitis Emergency

Nov. 27, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a special meeting Monday to extend a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County amid signs that the rate of new infections is slowing.

San Diego Thanksgiving Day Gas Price Dipped But Still Hig...

San Diego Thanksgiving Day Gas Price Dipped But Still Highest Since 2013

Nov. 24, 2017
By City News Service

A large part of the blame for the high holiday prices was the 12-cent per gallon gas tax that went into effect the first of the month.

San Diego County Cities Tie, Break Thanksgiving Day Heat ...

San Diego County Cities Tie, Break Thanksgiving Day Heat Records

Nov. 24, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The city of San Diego matched its highest recorded Thanksgiving temperature, which was set in 1932, but other cities in the county were even hotter.

San Diego County Reports Fourth Flu-Related Death

San Diego County Reports Fourth Flu-Related Death

Nov. 22, 2017
By City News Service

The "flu season" toll in the San Diego region reached four with the recent death of a 92-year-old man, county health officials reported Wednesday.

Man Found Burning In Mission Bay Park Was Once Imprisoned...

Man Found Burning In Mission Bay Park Was Once Imprisoned In North Korea

Nov. 22, 2017
By City News Service

A 38-year-old man found ablaze in an open area near Mission Bay Park, and whose death was likely the result of an accident or suicide, was an English teacher who gained notoriety seven years ago when he was imprisoned in North Korea and released with the help of former President Jimmy Carter.

Heat Wave Expected On Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Heat Wave Expected On Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Nov. 22, 2017
By City News Service

An autumn mini heat wave that should make for a toasty Thanksgiving and has already delivered a pair of record high temperatures to the San Diego area is expected to intensify and peak Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Some 60K Travelers Are Expected To Pass Through Lindbergh...

Some 60K Travelers Are Expected To Pass Through Lindbergh Field For Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 21, 2017
By City News Service

Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend, so travelers are being encouraged to arrive earlier than normal beginning Tuesday.

Seven More Hepatitis A Cases Reported In San Diego County

Seven More Hepatitis A Cases Reported In San Diego County

Nov. 21, 2017
By City News Service

A weekly update on an outbreak of hepatitis A in the San Diego region included seven new cases, as the rate of infections continued to slow.

Forecasters Warn Of Hazardous Fire Conditions For San Die...

Forecasters Warn Of Hazardous Fire Conditions For San Diego County

Nov. 21, 2017
By City News Service

San Diego County is facing late-season wildfire danger due to dry conditions, a potentially record-setting heat wave and unseasonable Santa Ana winds, authorities said Monday.

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Accused Of Sexual Haras...

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Colorado Congresswoman

Nov. 20, 2017
By City News Service

A Colorado congresswoman said Monday that former House member and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner tried to forcibly kiss her in an elevator while they served in Washington, D.C.

American Association For The Advancement Of Science Honor...

American Association For The Advancement Of Science Honors Eight San Diego Professors

Nov. 20, 2017
By City News Service

Eight professors with San Diego ties were named fellows Monday by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest general science organization in the U.S. and publisher of the journal Science.

 USS Higgins Leaves San Diego For Deployment To Middle East

USS Higgins Leaves San Diego For Deployment To Middle East

Nov. 20, 2017
By City News Service

The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins left its San Diego home port Monday for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Middle East.

Warmer Temperatures Expected For Thanksgiving Holiday

Warmer Temperatures Expected For Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 20, 2017
By City News Service

Temperatures are expected to be "much above normal" in the San Diego area and throughout Southern California by Thanksgiving, the National Weather Service said Monday.

San Diego Unemployment Drops To 3.7 Percent

San Diego Unemployment Drops To 3.7 Percent

Nov. 17, 2017
By City News Service

The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 3.7 percent last month from 4.1 percent in September, according to state figures released Friday.

San Diego Nursing Homes To Pay $6.9 million In Fraud Alle...

San Diego Nursing Homes To Pay $6.9 million In Fraud Allegation Settlement

Nov. 17, 2017
By City News Service

The owner of four San Diego-area nursing homes has agreed to pay as much as $6.9 million to resolve civil allegations that their employees paid kickbacks for patient referrals and submitted fraudulent bills to government health-care programs, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today.

3-Day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk Kicks Off In Del Mar

3-Day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk Kicks Off In Del Mar

Nov. 17, 2017
By City News Service

Walkers this year will begin their journey at the fairgrounds at 6:30 a.m. and continue to Torrey Pines State Beach, La Jolla Cove and through Bird Rock before spending tonight at Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay.

What San Diegans Want In A New Police Chief

What San Diegans Want In A New Police Chief

Nov. 16, 2017
By City News Service, Tom Fudge

The next San Diego police chief should be compassionate and fair or should be a "cop's cop," depending who you ask.

Finance Officials Present Five-Year Plan To San Diego Bud...

Finance Officials Present Five-Year Plan To San Diego Budget Committee

Nov. 15, 2017
By City News Service

City finance officials Wednesday presented a five-year plan to the San Diego City Council's Budget Committee outlining revenue growth and critical spending needs over the next five years.

San Diego City Council Approves $6.5M To House Homeless I...

San Diego City Council Approves $6.5M To House Homeless In Industrial Tents

Nov. 14, 2017
By City News Service

The City Council Tuesday approved a plan to spend $6.5 million on industrial-sized tents to accommodate the homeless in Barrio Logan, the East Village and the Midway District.

San Diego County Extends Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

San Diego County Extends Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 14, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday extended a state of emergency over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County, despite a decline in the number of new cases and no new deaths in the last two weeks.

Board of Supervisors Approve $500K In Rental Assistance F...

Board of Supervisors Approve $500K In Rental Assistance For Homeless

Nov. 14, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $500,000 in rental assistance for the homeless in unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

Plan To Replace West Mission Bay Drive Bridge Will Go Bef...

Plan To Replace West Mission Bay Drive Bridge Will Go Before City Council

Nov. 13, 2017
By City News Service

A plan nearly two decades in the making to replace the decrepit West Mission Bay Drive bridge over the San Diego River is scheduled to go before the City Council Monday.

San Diego Discovery Could Lead To Early Alzheimer's Detec...

San Diego Discovery Could Lead To Early Alzheimer's Detection, New Treatment

Nov. 10, 2017
By City News Service

Failed drug studies focused on treating the brain plaques that develop in people with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a molecule they say could let doctors start treatment before the plaques show up.

Some Government Offices Will Be Closed For Veterans Day H...

Some Government Offices Will Be Closed For Veterans Day Holiday

Nov. 10, 2017
By City News Service

Federal, state and local government offices will be closed in San Diego Friday for the observed Veterans Day holiday.

Report: San Diego Faces Potential For Budget Shortfalls

Report: San Diego Faces Potential For Budget Shortfalls

Nov. 9, 2017
By City News Service

The city of San Diego faces a potential for budget shortfalls in the next three fiscal years when expenses for some critical needs are figured into the equation, according to a report made public Thursday.

San Diego Housing Sales Continue To Drop As Median Prices...

San Diego Housing Sales Continue To Drop As Median Prices Rise

Nov. 9, 2017
By City News Service

With the number of homes on the market in the San Diego region still at a relatively low level, property sales figures continued to dip last month, a real estate trade group reported Thursday.

Air & Space Hall of Fame To Induct Challenger Crew Member

Air & Space Hall of Fame To Induct Challenger Crew Member

Nov. 9, 2017
By City News Service

A crew member who was killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster will be among those inducted into the Air & Space Hall of Fame Thursday.

Interstate 8 Shut Down After Collision Near Golden Acorn ...

Interstate 8 Shut Down After Collision Near Golden Acorn Casino

Nov. 9, 2017
By City News Service

Both lanes of westbound Interstate 8 were shut down this morning in the mountains of eastern San Diego County after two semitrailers overturned in a collision that spilled olive oil all over the freeway, authorities said.

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club...

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club Development

Nov. 8, 2017
By Alison St John, City News Service

A proposed development at the StoneRidge Country Club was rejected by Poway voters. As soon as the results were posted, the owner, Michael Schlesinger of Western Golf Properties, shut down the course.

Councilman Wants To Use San Diego’s Hotel Room Taxes To F...

Councilman Wants To Use San Diego’s Hotel Room Taxes To Fund Permanent Homeless Housing

Nov. 7, 2017
By City News Service

San Diego voters could decide next year whether to direct increases in the city's hotel room tax revenue toward permanent supportive housing for homeless families and individuals under a plan outlined Tuesday by Councilman David Alvarez.

Southwestern College To Dedicate Garden To Marine Hero

Southwestern College To Dedicate Garden To Marine Hero

Nov. 7, 2017
By City News Service

A brick walkway and flag garden named for a Marine who died in Iraq will be dedicated Tuesday at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

San Ysidro School District Picks L.A. Educator As Fill-In...

San Ysidro School District Picks L.A. Educator As Fill-In Superintendent

Nov. 7, 2017
By City News Service

After its interim superintendent resigned Friday following allegations of financial mismanagement, the San Ysidro school board voted 4-1 Monday to name a Los Angeles-area educator to take over temporarily as the district’s top administrator.

Texas Shooter Served One Year In The MCAS Miramar Brig

Texas Shooter Served One Year In The MCAS Miramar Brig

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service

The man who opened fire with an assault rifle in a Texas church over the weekend, killing more than two dozen congregants, ended his military career with a stint in the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for domestic-violence crimes, authorities confirmed Monday.

Broadcom Offers Qualcomm $130 Billion In Takeover Bid

Broadcom Offers Qualcomm $130 Billion In Takeover Bid

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service

The electronics company Broadcom Ltd. offered San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. about $130 billion Monday in an unsolicited takeover bid, Broadcom president and CEO Hock Tan said, and Qualcomm said it would think about it.

USS Coronado Heads Home To San Diego

USS Coronado Heads Home To San Diego

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service

The littoral combat ship USS Coronado was headed home to San Diego Monday following a 14-month maiden deployment to Southeast Asia.

County Supervisors Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

County Supervisors Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Monday extended a state of emergency over a hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County that has killed 20 people, amid a declining number of new cases.

City Council To Honor San Diegans Who Assisted Las Vegas ...

City Council To Honor San Diegans Who Assisted Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Monday will honor area residents who assisted victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting that left 58 concert-goers dead and hundreds of others wounded.

Council Members Propose Temporary Homeless Shelter At For...

Council Members Propose Temporary Homeless Shelter At Former Chargers Facility

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Two members of the San Diego City Council proposed Monday that the former Chargers training facility in Murphy Canyon be used for a temporary shelter for the homeless.

Broadcom Looks To Acquire Qualcomm In Takeover Bid

Broadcom Looks To Acquire Qualcomm In Takeover Bid

Nov. 3, 2017
By City News Service

San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. is the target of an unsolicited takeover bid by Broadcom Ltd., a semiconductor company based in Singapore, according to multiple media reports Friday.

San Diego Board Of Supervisors Considering Extending Hepa...

San Diego Board Of Supervisors Considering Extending Hepatitis A Emergency Declaration

Nov. 3, 2017
By City News Service

The County Board of Supervisors Friday scheduled a special meeting for Monday to extend a declaration of emergency regarding an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego.

Del Mar Hosts First Breeders' Cup

Del Mar Hosts First Breeders' Cup

Nov. 3, 2017
By City News Service

Thoroughbred racing's two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships begin Friday at Del Mar for the first time with four races.

NOAA Awards $3M Grant To Scripps Oceanography, Desert Res...

NOAA Awards $3M Grant To Scripps Oceanography, Desert Research Institute

Nov. 2, 2017
By City News Service

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Desert Research Institute of Reno will split a$3 million, five-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve the ability of decision-makers to plan for hazards and extreme events, Scripps announced Thursday.