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SDG&E Says It Has Enough Energy To Meet San Diego's Needs Through H...

SDG&E Says It Has Enough Energy To Meet San Diego's Needs Through Hot Summer

July 7
By City News Service

San Diego Gas & Electric has secured sufficient energy supplies to power the San Diego region this summer, even as the county braces for searing temperatures that could strain the power grid, the utility announced Friday.

After 14 Years Of Service, San Diego County District Attorney Bonni...

After 14 Years Of Service, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Steps Down

July 7
By City News Service

Bonnie Dumanis, who served as San Diego County's top prosecutor for nearly 15 years, officially left office today during a "walk- out" ceremony in front of dozens of employees, supporters, family and friends at the Hall of Justice.

Heat Wave Sends Temperatures Soaring In San Diego

Heat Wave Sends Temperatures Soaring In San Diego

July 7
By City News Service

A spell of extra-hot weather will send temperatures in inland San Diego County soaring Friday into the weekend.

US Amphibious Ready Group, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Deploy Fr...

US Amphibious Ready Group, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Deploy Friday

July 7
By City News Service

Sailors and Marines in the America Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to leave San Diego Friday for a regularly scheduled deployment.

Qualcomm Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement

Qualcomm Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement

July 6
By City News Service

San Diego-based Qualcomm sued Apple in federal court Thursday and filed a separate complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, claiming patent infringement regarding iPhones imported into this country.

California Supreme Court Rules On Encinitas Seawall Case

California Supreme Court Rules On Encinitas Seawall Case

July 6
By City News Service

Property owners who object to government-mandated restrictions on construction permits must litigate the issues before building their projects, or risk forfeiting their rights to take legal action, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving plaintiffs in Encinitas.

San Diego Firefighters Who Helped Deliver A Child Receive Visit Fro...

San Diego Firefighters Who Helped Deliver A Child Receive Visit From Family

July 6
By City News Service

San Diego firefighters who helped deliver a child in Sorrento Mesa received a visit Thursday from the newborn and his grateful parents.

UC San Diego Releases Admissions Stats

UC San Diego Releases Admissions Stats

July 6
By City News Service

UC San Diego announced Thursday that it has offered admission to 30,207 freshman and 9,595 transfer students for this fall's quarter.

Heat Wave Returns To San Diego

Heat Wave Returns To San Diego

July 6
By City News Service

Temperatures in inland San Diego County will begin rising Thursday and could climb past the 115-degree mark in certain areas in the coming days.

San Diego County Shelters Take In Dozens Of Dogs Over 4th Of July H...

San Diego County Shelters Take In Dozens Of Dogs Over 4th Of July Holiday

July 5
By City News Service

County animal shelters took in 45 dogs between 7 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday, part of an annual surge of lost canines that typically become frightened at the sound of fireworks.

City Unveils $80 Million Plan To Build More Housing For San Diego H...

City Unveils $80 Million Plan To Build More Housing For San Diego Homeless

July 5
By Alison St John, City News Service

The San Diego Housing Commission and area elected officials Wednesday kicked off a three-year, $80 million program to provide more housing for the area's burgeoning homeless population.

Public Defender Announces Run For San Diego County District Attorney

Public Defender Announces Run For San Diego County District Attorney

July 5
By City News Service

Promising a "smart," not just "tough," approach to crime, Deputy Public Defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright Wednesday announced her candidacy for San Diego County district attorney.

USS Gabrielle Giffords Arrives In San Diego

USS Gabrielle Giffords Arrives In San Diego

July 5
By City News Service

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords arrived at its homeport of San Diego Wednesday, less than a month after it was commissioned in Texas.

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Prepares For Deployment Friday

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Prepares For Deployment Friday

July 5
By City News Service

Sailors and Marines in the America Amphibious Ready Group and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to leave San Diego on Friday for a regularly scheduled deployment, the Navy announced Wednesday.

More Than Half A Million People Hit The Beach For Fourth Of July We...

More Than Half A Million People Hit The Beach For Fourth Of July Weekend

July 5
By City News Service

More than half a million people visited San Diego city beaches over the weekend and on the Fourth of July, while city lifeguards were involved in nearly 550 rescues and medical aid operations during those three days, officials announced Wednesday.

San Diego Authorities: Remember, Fireworks Are Illegal

San Diego Authorities: Remember, Fireworks Are Illegal

July 4
By City News Service

Using illegal fireworks can lead to a possible fine up to $50,000, as well as jail or prison time up to one year, authorities warned.

Belmont Park's Giant Dipper Roller Coaster Celebrates 92nd Birthday

Belmont Park's Giant Dipper Roller Coaster Celebrates 92nd Birthday

July 4
By City News Service

While most of the country celebrates America's 241st birthday on Tuesday, it's also the birthday of a high-profile San Diego landmark: the Giant Dipper roller coaster in oceanfront Belmont Park.

17th Annual Big Bay Boom Celebrates Independence Day

17th Annual Big Bay Boom Celebrates Independence Day

July 4
By City News Service

The 17th annual Big Bay Boom fireworks extravaganza is scheduled to cap a day of Fourth of July festivities around the San Diego region Tuesday.

Government Offices Closed On Independence Day

Government Offices Closed On Independence Day

July 4
By City News Service

Federal, state and local government offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of Independence Day.

Thousands Of Anti-Trump Activists March Downtown

Thousands Of Anti-Trump Activists March Downtown

July 3
By City News Service

About 2,000 protesters calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump began marching just before noon Sunday near downtown.

Experts Say There Is High Chance Of Wildfires Through October

Experts Say There Is High Chance Of Wildfires Through October

July 3
By City News Service

Hotter than average temperatures, fewer summer storms than normal and an abundance of fuel created by California's wet winter will result in an above-average possibility of large wildfires this summer and fall in much of San Diego County, a new report said.

 Faulconer Says He Will Finish Second Term As San Diego Mayor

Faulconer Says He Will Finish Second Term As San Diego Mayor

June 30
By City News Service

Saying that his primary commitment is to San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulconer Friday quashed discussion in political circles that he might run for governor.

Mayor Faulconer: Comic-Con To Stay In San Diego Through 2021

Mayor Faulconer: Comic-Con To Stay In San Diego Through 2021

June 30
By City News Service

Comic-Con International is staying at the San Diego Convention Center through 2021, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Friday.

Cristianitos Fire 70 Percent Contained

Cristianitos Fire 70 Percent Contained

June 29
By City News Service

Military and civilian firefighters worked together for a second day Thursday to contain a wildfire that has burned hundreds of acres on the grounds of Camp Pendleton and in the southern reaches of neighboring Orange County.

San Diego City Attorney: SoccerCity Memo Leaker Should Resign

San Diego City Attorney: SoccerCity Memo Leaker Should Resign

June 29
By City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott said Thursday that whoever provided a confidential memo outlining the city's position on Qualcomm Stadium to developers behind the proposed SoccerCity project should resign.

San Diego Program To Offer Low-Income Residents Water Bill Credits

San Diego Program To Offer Low-Income Residents Water Bill Credits

June 29
By City News Service

A program to help financially struggling San Diegans pay their water bills is scheduled to begin Saturday, according to a presentation scheduled to be delivered to the City Council's Environment Committee Thursday.

Port Of San Diego Seeks New Company To Operate Seaport Village

Port Of San Diego Seeks New Company To Operate Seaport Village

June 29
By City News Service

The Port of San Diego announced Wednesday that it's preparing to solicit proposals from companies that might be interested in operating Seaport Village in the near future.

A Campaign Hoping To Collect 1 Million Letters From US Soldiers Arr...

A Campaign Hoping To Collect 1 Million Letters From US Soldiers Arrives In San Diego

June 29
By City News Service

The goal is to collect war-related correspondence from every conflict in U.S. history, from handwritten missives penned during the American Revolution to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Balboa Park To Plant 500 Trees As Part Of City Initiative

Balboa Park To Plant 500 Trees As Part Of City Initiative

June 29
By City News Service

San Diego officials are scheduled to announce Thursday that they are embarking on a program to plant 500 trees in Balboa Park over the next two years, thanks in part to a $378,000 state grant.

San Diego County Supervisors Adopt $5.78 Billion Budget

San Diego County Supervisors Adopt $5.78 Billion Budget

June 27
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a $5.78 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins Saturday.

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Ranks Third Best In Orthopedics ...

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Ranks Third Best In Orthopedics Nationwide

June 27
By City News Service

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego is third in the country in orthopedics and fifth in neonatology in U.S. News & World Report's 11th annual rankings —released Tuesday — of medical centers for young patients.

Heat Wave Subsides, But Wildfire Risk Remains

Heat Wave Subsides, But Wildfire Risk Remains

June 27
By City News Service

Temperatures across San Diego County will begin to lower Tuesday, but the risk of wildfires will remain high in some areas.

San Diego City Council Approves Budget Appropriations Ordinance

San Diego City Council Approves Budget Appropriations Ordinance

June 26
By City News Service

The City Council Monday took the final step in San Diego's unexpectedly contentious budgeting process for the fiscal year that begins Saturday by approving an ordinance that delegates authorities for staff to administrate the 2017-18 spending plan.

San Diego Apartment Vacancy Rate Plunges

San Diego Apartment Vacancy Rate Plunges

June 26
By City News Service

San Diego's tight housing market squeezed renters this spring as the county's apartment vacancy rate plunged to 3.7 percent, down from 5.4 percent last fall, the San Diego County Apartment Association reported Monday.

NASL Launches Soccer Team In San Diego County

NASL Launches Soccer Team In San Diego County

June 26
By City News Service

The North American Soccer League officially announced Monday that an expansion franchise will begin play in San Diego next year and build a privately financed North County stadium.

San Diego Leaders Visit Canada To Strengthen Trade Ties

San Diego Leaders Visit Canada To Strengthen Trade Ties

June 26
By City News Service

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and around two dozen delegates will promote key San Diego industries, establish and develop business relationships, and explore opportunities for San Diego companies to tap into Vancouver's clean tech and sustainability economy.

Officials Investigate Sudden Fire At Miramar Station

Officials Investigate Sudden Fire At Miramar Station

June 26
By City News Service

An investigation was underway Monday into the cause of a sudden, intense fire at MCAS Miramar, where two Marines suffered severe burn injuries.

Heat Wave Peaks Monday In Inland San Diego

Heat Wave Peaks Monday In Inland San Diego

June 26
By City News Service

Another round of extreme heat is expected in inland San Diego County Monday, but some relief could be just around the corner.

San Diego Jury Acquits Security Guard Accused Of Resisting Arrest

San Diego Jury Acquits Security Guard Accused Of Resisting Arrest

June 23
By City News Service

"This is road rage by cop," the defense stated in its closing arguments. The case involved a black motorist and a white off-duty sheriff's deputy, and has attracted the attention of civil rights activists.

DEA Seizes Massive Quantity Of Synthetic Opiate In San Diego

DEA Seizes Massive Quantity Of Synthetic Opiate In San Diego

June 23
By Alison St John, City News Service, Megan Burke

A long-term investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has led to one of the nation's largest seizures of fentanyl and a federal indictment against three alleged traffickers, federal prosecutors in San Diego announced Monday.

Mexican Legislator Linked To 'El Chapo' Guzman Detained In San Diego

Mexican Legislator Linked To 'El Chapo' Guzman Detained In San Diego

June 23
By City News Service

A former Mexican legislator linked to notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was charged Thursday with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and made her first appearance in San Diego federal court.

San Diego-Based USS Carl Vinson Returns Home

San Diego-Based USS Carl Vinson Returns Home

June 23
By City News Service

San Diego-based ships and sailors in the carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson are scheduled to return to San Diego Friday after a deployment of more than five months.

Extremely Hot Weather Persists Through The Weekend

Extremely Hot Weather Persists Through The Weekend

June 23
By City News Service

Extremely hot weather in San Diego County's deserts is expected to persist Friday through early next week and temperatures in other inland areas will spike on Sunday.

City Of San Diego Provided Free Use Of 'Fire Boss' Aircraft

City Of San Diego Provided Free Use Of 'Fire Boss' Aircraft

June 22
By City News Service

The city of San Diego has been provided free use of a maneuverable single-engine firefighting aircraft through July, the mayor's office announced Thursday.

San Diego Seeks Proposals For Providing Renewable Energy To Residents

San Diego Seeks Proposals For Providing Renewable Energy To Residents

June 22
By City News Service

The city of San Diego announced Thursday that it is looking for proposals from organizations on how they might provide residential and commercial electricity from renewable resources.

San Diego Task Force Brings In New Leader To Tackle Homelessness

San Diego Task Force Brings In New Leader To Tackle Homelessness

June 22
By City News Service

Gordon Walker, who gained national attention for his efforts to reduce homelessness in Utah, is the new chief executive of San Diego's Regional Task Force on the Homeless, the organization announced Thursday.

Median Home Price In San Diego Rose To $530K In May

Median Home Price In San Diego Rose To $530K In May

June 22
By City News Service

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 8.2 percent in May, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold jumped by 2.6 percent, a real estate information service announced Wednesday.

San Diego Water Rate Dispute Continues, Expected To Go To Californi...

San Diego Water Rate Dispute Continues, Expected To Go To California Supreme Court

June 22
By City News Service

Damages awarded to the San Diego County Water Authority in a long-running legal dispute over rates need to be recalculated, a panel of state appellate justices ruled Wednesday. Experts expect both sides to take the case to the state Supreme Court.

High Temperatures Continue To Sizzle Across Southern California

High Temperatures Continue To Sizzle Across Southern California

June 22
By City News Service

Extreme heat is in the forecast for the deserts again Thursday, but temperatures in the rest of inland San Diego County will be somewhat lower than they had been for the past few days.

San Diego Officials Issue Warning Due To Sewage Spill At Border Fie...

San Diego Officials Issue Warning Due To Sewage Spill At Border Field State Park

June 21
By City News Service

The county Department of Environmental Health has issued an advisory warning of an ongoing sewage spill in the Yogurt Canyon area of Border Field State Park.