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Stories by City News Service

Two Dozen Teen Swimmers Rescued Off La Jolla Coast

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The teens, part of a group of 62 swim-team members from Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, got into trouble in the ocean near La Jolla Cove about 1:15 p.m.

New Nonprofit Aims To Support Local Vets

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The San Diego Military Advisory Council foundation's signature program will be awarding a $15,000 scholarship to a San Diego State University student veteran.

San Diego Home Prices Climb 7 Percent Since January 2015

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The annual climb was tied for eighth among the 20 big cities in the index as some markets experienced double-digit percentage increases.

Councilman Will Continue To Pursue Minimum Wage Increase In San Diego

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San Diego Councilman Todd Gloria — who authored a law to raise the minimum wage in San Diego, only to see it forced to an election ballot by opponents — vowed to continue his campaign despite a state agreement announced Monday to incrementally hike pay to at least $15 an hour.

San Ysidro Gas Line Break Forced Street Shutdown

A backhoe operator working on a construction project in the 5100 block of Otay Mesa Road accidentally severed the 4-inch-diameter underground pipe about 9 a.m.

Strong Winds Expected In San Diego County

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Sustained wind speeds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph will be possible through 3 a.m. Wednesday. Intermittent light to moderate rain showers are also expected to continue in areas other than the deserts.

San Diego Is One Of Top Metro Areas For Computer Software Industry

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San Diego ranks seventh among 50 top U.S. metropolitan areas for its computer software industry, according to a report released Tuesday by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

Witness Testifies For Defense In Case Against Ex-San Diego Mayor Filner

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A woman who sued the city and former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, claiming he sexually harassed her and committed sexual battery against her at an event three years ago, told a colleague it wasn't that big a deal and he was "just a stupid guy," a witness testified Monday.

Fact-Finder Recommends CSU Instructors Get 5% Increase

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A fact-finder hired to resolve a contract dispute between the California State University system and its faculty recommended Monday that the instructors receive the 5 percent salary increase that they've been demanding.

Keep The Umbrella Handy; Showers Forecast Through Wednesday

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Intermittent rain showers are expected in areas other than the deserts through Wednesday. Rainfall amounts could range from a quarter-inch near the coast to a half to three quarters of an inch in the mountains.

Man Shot When Ramming Car Into Sheriff's Deputies

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A man reportedly rammed his car backwards into two off-duty sheriff's deputies breaking up a melee at a Vista convenience store early Sunday, and was shot twice.

Gov. Brown Pardons 5 San Diego County Convicts

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According to the governor's office, those granted pardons all completed their sentences and the majority were convicted of nonviolent, drug-related crimes.

Navy Captain Sentenced To Prison In Defense Contractor Bribery Scandal

Officials say Capt. Daniel Dusek's criminal activity began in July 2010 when he agreed to trade classified ship and submarine schedules in return for personal favors from a foreign defense contractor.

Sexually-Transmitted Zika Virus Case Confirmed In San Diego County

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A woman was infected with the Zika virus after having sex with an ill man who returned from a trip to Colombia. The woman was not pregnant and did not travel out of the country.

Dead Gray Whale Washes Ashore At Torrey Pines

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The discovery of the juvenile whale carcass near the Del Mar city limits was reported Thursday morning.

Naval Medical Center Resumes Operations

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After a lockdown, hospital operations at the Naval Medical Center San Diego resumed Thursday afternoon.

Chief: SDPD Working On Policy For Public Release Of Video From Body-Worn Cameras

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Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman also told the City Council public safety committee that there has been a reduction in the number of complaints by San Diegans over their treatment by officers.

Jury Deliberation Begins In Suit Against San Diego Law School

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Anna Alaburda's lawyer told the jury she spent more than $100,000 for her degree but was unable to find a full-time job as an attorney because she relied on the school's false employment figures.

San Diego County Teen Dies From Flu

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A 16-year-old girl was one of nine influenza deaths reported locally last week, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced.

Two San Diego Eateries Make OpenTable's 100 'Hottest Restaurants in America'

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The list reflects more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted between March 1, 2015 and Feb. 29, 2016. San Diego's Juniper & Ivy and Kettner Exchange made the cut.

Filner Takes Stand In Civil Trial, Denies Harassment Of Women

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Bob Filner repeatedly denied inappropriate conduct toward women, physically or verbally, when he took the stand Wednesday in trial of a civil lawsuit filed against the ex-mayor and the city of San Diego.

Sanders Dismisses Defeat In Arizona, Rallies Faithful In San Diego

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders lost the Arizona primary Tuesday to Hillary Clinton, but that didn't stop him from giving an upbeat speech to thousands of supporters at the San Diego Convention Center.

Witness Takes The Stand In Filner Sexual Harassment Case

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A woman who claims she was the victim of sexual harassment at the hands of former Mayor Bob Filner testified Tuesday that she felt "doomed" after she was accosted in 2013 at De Anza Cove.

Passenger At San Diego Airport Removed For Terrorism Comments

Crew members on Monday morning escorted a traveler from a United Airlines flight to San Francisco and turned him over to San Diego Harbor Police officers.

San Diego Area Authorities: Remain Vigilant In Wake Of Brussels Attacks

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Terror attacks at the international airport and a subway station in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday prompted San Diego area authorities to advise security personnel, transit passengers and local residents to remain vigilant.

Bernie Sanders To Speak At San Diego Convention Center Rally

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to speak Tuesday night at what his campaign is billing as "A Future to Believe In Rally" at the San Diego Convention Center.

Gusty Wind Expected In San Diego County Mountains, Deserts

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Gusty winds are expected to develop Monday afternoon in the mountains and deserts of San Diego County.

Series Of Small Fires Set In North Park, Hillcrest

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Two trucks and a garage were damaged Monday morning in a series of small fires set around the North Park and Hillcrest neighborhoods.

High Surf Expected At San Diego County Beaches

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A National Weather Service high surf advisory is scheduled to extend from 10 p.m. Monday to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Surf of 4 to 7 feet and sets to 10 feet are expected.

Lawyer: OC Register, Press-Enterprise Will Be Sold To Digital First Media

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The decision comes after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking a planned sale to Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune, over antitrust concerns.

San Diego Unemployment Rate Steady At 4.7 Percent

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The rate is unchanged from January but shows year-over-year improvement fueled by bar and restaurant jobs.

Escondido Kindergartner Allegedly Threatens Teacher With Pellet Gun

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Police say it is not a criminal matter because of the student's age, but officers will make sure there is no child endangerment issue at the boy's home.

19 Motorists Arrested In Drunken Driving Patrols On St. Patrick's

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Drunken driving checkpoints in San Diego and patrols in Chula Vista over the St. Patrick's Day holiday resulted in the arrest of 19 motorists for drunken driving.

Naval Ships Based In San Diego And Hawaii To Swap Home Ports

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The USS William P. Lawrence in San Diego and USS Paul Hamilton in Hawaii will swap home ports as part of a strategy to place its most advanced ships or closer to Asia.

Jury Selection Begins In Filner Sexual Harassment Trial

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The lawsuit, brought by a city parks employee, is one of two unresolved suits against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

San Diego Police: Cop Cams Reduced Serious Citizen Complaints

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The San Diego Police Department reports more serious complaints against officers dropped about 40 percent from 2013, when it began rolling out uniform-worn cameras.

SeaWorld To Stop Breeding Orcas, Phase Out Whale Shows

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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. announced that as of Thursday, orcas will no longer be bred at its parks in San Diego or anywhere else in the country, and theatrical shows involving the marine mammals will be phased out.

Feds Sue Over San Diego U-T Parent Company's Purchase Of SoCal Papers

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Tribune Publishing Co. announced Thursday that it was the successful bidder at a bankruptcy auction to acquire the Orange County Register and the Press-Enterprise in Riverside. Tribune also owns the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.

San Diego Company Recalls More Than 31,500 Cans Of Tuna

San Diego-based Bumble Bee Foods is asking customers to return more than 31,500 cans of chunk light tuna, because it may make customers sick. No illnesses have been reported.

15 People In San Diego County Die From Flu Complications

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The 15 deaths bring the "flu season" toll to 41, which is far below that of last year when 90 people had died as of this date.

San Diego Home Prices Are Up, But Modestly

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The cost of a home in San Diego continues to climb, but the rate of growth is modest at 3.5 percent. Home sales numbers are stronger than a year ago.

Supervisors OK Temporary Ban On Pot Shops In Unincorporated San Diego County

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The 45-day window will give staff time to return to the board with recommendations for stricter regulations or consideration of a permanent ban.

San Diego Supervisors Support State Drunken Driving Legislation

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San Diego County supervisors voted to support a bill, recently introduced in the California Senate, that calls for ignition interlock systems for first-time drunken drivers.

Five USD Students Test Positive For Mumps

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San Diego county health officials are dealing with a mumps outbreak. Mumps, a highly contagious virus, causes a fever, headache, earache, and inflammation of the salivary glands that results in swelling and tenderness at the angle of the jaw.

Freight Train Derails In Barrio Logan

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No one was hurt when a train derailed in Barrio Logan Tuesday morning.

Phlegm Is Winning Word At San Diego County Spelling Bee

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Ella Peters, a seventh-grader at Notre Dame Academy in Carmel Valley, will represent San Diego County in the national spelling bee in May.

San Diego's Comic-Con Launches Video Service

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San Diego's largest popular culture event is entering the world of on-demand video. Comic-Con will work with Lionsgate to create a new video streaming service.

Carlsbad Has A New Police Chief

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Carlsbad officials are removing the interim title from their police chief and making Neil Gallucci the head of the city department. He is a 26-year veteran of the department.

SDSU In NIT After NCAA Tournament Streak Ends At Six Seasons

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San Diego State failed to receive a berth in the NCAA men's basketball tournament Sunday when it lost to Fresno State, 68-63, in the championship game of the Mountain West Conference tournament Saturday in Las Vegas.

Palomar Hospital ER In Downtown Escondido Shuts Down Monday

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The ramping down of services offered at the old Palomar Hospital in downtown Escondido is scheduled to continue Monday with the shutdown of its standby emergency room.