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More Rain Heads To San Diego Region

More Rain Heads To San Diego Region

May 15
By City News Service

A low-pressure system moving across the region will bring cool weather and occasional rain showers in most areas of San Diego County Monday through Tuesday and gusty winds in the mountains and deserts into Wednesday.

San Diego Unified To Rescind Layoff Notices For Half Of Teachers Wi...

San Diego Unified To Rescind Layoff Notices For Half Of Teachers With Pink Slips

May 12
By City News Service

More than half of the San Diego Unified School District teachers who received pink slips in recent months will now be coming back this fall.

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San Diego County Announces New School Superintendent

May 11
By City News Service

The superintendent of the Lynwood Unified School District in Los Angeles County is slated to take over as San Diego County Superintendent of Schools, effective June 1.

San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Shoots And Kills Suspect Near Barona Cas...

San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Shoots And Kills Suspect Near Barona Casino

May 10
By City News Service

San Diego Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a motorist Wednesday afternoon following a short pursuit over backcountry roads east of Barona Casino.

Study: SoccerCity Development Would Create Millions In Tax Revenues

Study: SoccerCity Development Would Create Millions In Tax Revenues

May 9
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The SoccerCity development proposed for the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley would generate millions of dollars in taxes to help the San Diego Unified School District and the city and county of San Diego, according to a study released Tuesday.

Ousted Labor Leader Mickey Kasparian To Form New Union Coalition

Ousted Labor Leader Mickey Kasparian To Form New Union Coalition

May 9
By City News Service, Ebone Monet

The recently ousted president of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council announced Tuesday he was forming a new coalition and taking some of the unions with him.

County Grand Jury Says It Is 'Time For A Change' In San Diego Unifi...

County Grand Jury Says It Is 'Time For A Change' In San Diego Unified School Board Elections

May 9
By City News Service

The county grand jury called Tuesday for a change in how trustees are elected to the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education, recommending that term limits and sub-district-only elections be instituted.

Poway Commemorates Tony Gwynn's Birthday With Bronze Statue

Poway Commemorates Tony Gwynn's Birthday With Bronze Statue

May 9
By City News Service

An 11-foot-high statue honoring Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn was unveiled Tuesday in Poway.

Imperial Beach Remains Closed After Rain Pushes Sewage From Tijuana...

Imperial Beach Remains Closed After Rain Pushes Sewage From Tijuana To San Diego

May 9
By City News Service

The entire Imperial Beach shoreline remains closed Tuesday after storm-driven sewage out of Baja California was likely pushed into the area by recent rains.

Health Officials Say Three People Have Died From Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health Officials Say Three People Have Died From Hepatitis A Outbreak

May 8
By City News Service

According to the Health and Human Services Agency, 80 cases have been reported as of last week, and three of them have died while 66 have been hospitalized, the Health and Human Services Agency reported.

Teen Who Died In Police Shooting At Torrey Pines High Left Suicide ...

Teen Who Died In Police Shooting At Torrey Pines High Left Suicide Note

May 8
By City News Service, KPBS News

Crisis response counselors will be at Torrey Pines High School Monday following the death of a 15-year-old student in an officer-involved shooting in a campus parking lot over the weekend.

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

May 8
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego arts organizations gathered outside the City Council chambers to protest proposed funding cuts in the city budget. The cuts total $4.7 million and represent one of the largest cuts to any department.

Police: Torrey Pines High School Student Killed In Officer-Involved...

Police: Torrey Pines High School Student Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting Had BB Gun

May 6
By City News Service

Police said the teen called officers to the school for a welfare check on himself, then pointed a gun at them.

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

May 5
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

A Vista woman gravely injured last weekend in a San Onofre-area shark attack is "doing remarkably well" following several rounds of surgery, a supervising physician said Friday.

Spring Storm Looms Over San Diego

Spring Storm Looms Over San Diego

May 5
By City News Service

A spring storm is expected to bring cooler weather, gusty wind, rain and possibly thunderstorms to San Diego County starting this weekend.

San Diego Scientists Complete First Successful Engineered Algae Stu...

San Diego Scientists Complete First Successful Engineered Algae Study Outdoors

May 4
By City News Service

Genetically engineered algae can be successfully cultivated outdoors while maintaining new traits — all without adversely affecting native algae populations, scientists at UC San Diego and San Diego-based Sapphire Energy reported Thursday.

More Than 140 Suspected Gang Members, Associates Charged In Countyw...

More Than 140 Suspected Gang Members, Associates Charged In Countywide Crackdown

May 3
By City News Service

A crackdown on violent street gangs in San Diego County over the last three months resulted in federal charges against more than 140 gang members and associates, many of whom are accused of terrorizing neighborhoods with shootings, robberies and other crimes, authorities said Wednesday.

Chief Zimmerman Says Better Pay Can Help Resolve Staffing Problem

Chief Zimmerman Says Better Pay Can Help Resolve Staffing Problem

May 3
By City News Service

Offering the best compensation of any law enforcement agency in the county would be a good first step toward resolving a persistent staffing problem in the San Diego Police Department, Chief Shelley Zimmerman said Wednesday.

City Council Budget Committee Demands Mayor Fund National Search Fo...

City Council Budget Committee Demands Mayor Fund National Search For New Police Chief

May 3
By City News Service

The chair of the San Diego City Council's Budget Committee demanded Wednesday that the mayor's office fund a national search in the upcoming year for a new police chief.

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San Onofre ‘Church’s’ Surf Spot Reopens After Shark Attack

May 3
By City News Service

San Onofre-area beaches reopened to the public Wednesday morning, four days after a near-fatal shark attack prompted authorities to close a stretch of ocean shoreline near the border of San Diego and Orange counties.

San Diego City Council To Tackle Police Staffing Problem

San Diego City Council To Tackle Police Staffing Problem

May 3
By City News Service

The persistent staffing problem in the San Diego Police Department is scheduled to be addressed Wednesday when the City Council begins a weeklong series of hearings to sift through Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed $3.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

County Supervisors Approve Appointing Interim DA

County Supervisors Approve Appointing Interim DA

May 2
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a procedure that will lead to the appointment of an interim district attorney.

Prayer Services, Vigil To Be Held In Honor Of University City Shoot...

Prayer Services, Vigil To Be Held In Honor Of University City Shooting Victim

May 2
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

Prayer services and a vigil are scheduled Wednesday to remember a woman fatally wounded by a gunman who opened fire at his University City apartment complex, shooting a total of seven people before before being killed by police.

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San Onofre 'Church's' Surf Spot Remains Closed After Shark Attack

May 2
By City News Service

A mother of three from Vista remained in a medically induced coma Tuesday and "fighting for her life" in a trauma center following a San Onofre-area shark attack in which she lost much of her right leg and nearly drowned.

Report: San Diego Faces $81M Budget Deficit For Next Year

Report: San Diego Faces $81M Budget Deficit For Next Year

April 28
By City News Service

The city of San Diego is facing an $81 million budget deficit in the next fiscal year that begins July 1, according to a report released Friday by the Office of the Independent Budget Analyst.

Gusty Winds May Lead To Dangerous Driving Conditions

Gusty Winds May Lead To Dangerous Driving Conditions

April 28
By City News Service

Gusty winds are expected to develop in parts of San Diego County tonight and extend into the weekend.

Alleged Victims Of Nude-Photo Scandal Push Marines To Do More About...

Alleged Victims Of Nude-Photo Scandal Push Marines To Do More About Online Misconduct

April 28
By City News Service

Two victims of a military nude-photo scandal joined high-profile attorney Gloria Allred Thursday in calling on military and political leaders to do more to punish those who have posted intimate images of military women online without consent.

Appellate Court Ruling On Plaza De Panama Could Impact Public Inter...

Appellate Court Ruling On Plaza De Panama Could Impact Public Interest Lawsuits Statewide

April 28
By City News Service

In an appellate court ruling Thursday that could have an impact on public interest lawsuits statewide, a historic preservation group that sued to stop a project to remove vehicles from the center of San Diego's Balboa Park was found not liable for opponents' attorney's fees, even though it eventually lost its case in court.

Supervisors Consider New San Diego County Budget

Supervisors Consider New San Diego County Budget

April 28
By City News Service

A budget that proposes a 6.2 percent hike in spending for the county of San Diego in the fiscal year that begins July 1 is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Supervisors next week.

Chronic Staff Deficit In San Diego Police Department May Get Worse

Chronic Staff Deficit In San Diego Police Department May Get Worse

April 27
By City News Service

A chronic shortage of officers in the San Diego Police Department has gone unresolved over the past five years and is likely to worsen before it gets better, officials told members of a City Council committee Wednesday.

San Diego Mayor Joins Other Mayors Nationwide Working Toward 100 Pe...

San Diego Mayor Joins Other Mayors Nationwide Working Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy

April 27
By City News Service

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is one of four co-chairs of an initiative launched by the Sierra Club Wednesday to convince fellow U.S. mayors to adopt a goal of moving to 100 percent renewable energy.

San Diego Unified Agrees To Negotiate With Unions Before Voting On ...

San Diego Unified Agrees To Negotiate With Unions Before Voting On More Layoffs

April 26
By City News Service, Megan Burks

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday postponed adding 190 employees to a list of 1,500 who have received layoff notices.

San Diego Unified On Board With Proposed Bill Targeting Border Wall...

San Diego Unified On Board With Proposed Bill Targeting Border Wall Contractors

April 26
By City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution in support of a bill in the state legislature that would prohibit California from doing business with contractors who help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

San Diego County Supervisors Contemplate Plans To Reduce Landfill W...

San Diego County Supervisors Contemplate Plans To Reduce Landfill Waste

April 26
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled Wednesday to consider a plan to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills from San Diego County's unincorporated areas by 75 percent by 2025.

City Attorney Calls For San Diego To Tackle Backlog Of Untested Rap...

City Attorney Calls For San Diego To Tackle Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits

April 25
By City News Service

The total of untested rape kits held by the city of San Diego is approaching 2,900, and each one should be examined, City Attorney Mara Elliott said Tuesday.

San Diego Unified To Weigh Legislation Targeting Contractors Who He...

San Diego Unified To Weigh Legislation Targeting Contractors Who Help Build Border Wall

April 25
By City News Service

San Diego Unified School District trustees are scheduled Tuesday to consider a resolution in support of state legislation that would prohibit California from doing business with contractors who help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

SoccerCity Group Collects Over 100K Signatures In Hopes Of Bringing...

SoccerCity Group Collects Over 100K Signatures In Hopes Of Bringing MLS To San Diego

April 24
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The group behind the SoccerCity development proposal in Mission Valley turned in more than 100,000 petition signatures Monday to the county Registrar of Voters office.

San Diego's 2016 Violent And Property Crime Rates Remain Low

San Diego's 2016 Violent And Property Crime Rates Remain Low

April 24
By City News Service

Violent and property crime rates in San Diego remained low last year despite an uptick in homicides, aggravated assaults and auto thefts, the San Diego Association of Governments reported Monday.

Top US Officials Jeff Sessions And John Kelly Visit San Diego-Tijua...

Top US Officials Jeff Sessions And John Kelly Visit San Diego-Tijuana Border

April 21
By City News Service, Jean Guerrero

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a visit to San Diego Friday, urged cities and other government jurisdictions with immigration sanctuary policies to reconsider and work with federal law enforcement to identify criminals who should be deported.

New Cal Fire App Helps Users Prepare For Wildfires

New Cal Fire App Helps Users Prepare For Wildfires

April 21
By City News Service

San Diegans who strive to be prepared for wildfires can use a new Cal Fire mobile-device application to keep up with their readiness efforts.

Naval Air Station North Island Reopens Following Bomb Threat

Naval Air Station North Island Reopens Following Bomb Threat

April 20
By City News Service

A report of a possible bomb in a car at Naval Air Station North Island Thursday prompted a nearly seven-hour closure of the main gate to the base and created heavy traffic backups on surrounding streets while a bomb squad investigated and determined that no such threat existed.

San Diego Encourages Public To Check For Unclaimed Funds

San Diego Encourages Public To Check For Unclaimed Funds

April 19
By City News Service

The city of San Diego is holding around $764,000 in unclaimed funds and invited the public Wednesday to check online to see if any of the cash belongs to them.

First-Known 'Dreamer' Deported Under Trump Administration Files Sui...

First-Known 'Dreamer' Deported Under Trump Administration Files Suit In San Diego

April 18
By City News Service

Attorneys for Juan Manuel Montes filed suit in San Diego Tuesday demanding that the government turn over key information about their client's sudden forced departure.

County To Start Treating Local Waterways For Mosquitos

County To Start Treating Local Waterways For Mosquitos

April 18
By City News Service

County vector control crews will begin treating San Diego area waterways Wednesday to try to eliminate mosquito larvae in an effort to reduce the risk of potential transmission of the West Nile or Zika viruses.

San Diego Distance-Running Veteran Meb Keflezighi Finishes 13th In ...

San Diego Distance-Running Veteran Meb Keflezighi Finishes 13th In The Boston Marathon

April 17
By Associated Press, City News Service

San Diego distance-running veteran Meb Keflezighi finished 13th in the Boston Marathon Monday as he prepares for retirement, but he left the door open for a future appearance at the iconic footrace.

USPS Gives Taxpayers More Time To Submit Tax Returns

USPS Gives Taxpayers More Time To Submit Tax Returns

April 17
By City News Service

The U.S. Postal Service will offer extended hours to mail in tax returns at some locations.

San Diego City Council To Weigh In On Mayor's Budget

San Diego City Council To Weigh In On Mayor's Budget

April 17
By City News Service

Members of the San Diego City Council Monday will get their first chance to weigh in on Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed $3.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

SANDAG Approves Orange County Law Firm To Handle Investigation Of M...

SANDAG Approves Orange County Law Firm To Handle Investigation Of Measure A Scandal

April 14
By City News Service

The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments voted Friday to hire a Newport Beach law firm to conduct an independent examination of a faulty revenue forecast for last fall's Measure A.

Winners And Losers In Mayor Faulconer's Lean Budget Proposal

Winners And Losers In Mayor Faulconer's Lean Budget Proposal

April 13
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

After months of grappling with a sudden gap between projected revenues and spending, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Thursday released his proposed $3.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

City Approves Permit For Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant

City Approves Permit For Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant

April 12
By City News Service

The city's $3 billion plan to recycle wastewater into drinking water took another step forward Wednesday when the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board approved a modified permit for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant.