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San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak Prompts City To Wash Streets, Sidewa...

San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak Prompts City To Wash Streets, Sidewalks

Sept. 11
By City News Service

A San Diego Councilwoman called on the city Monday to take stronger measures along the San Diego River against an outbreak of hepatitis A that has killed at least 15 people and sickened around 400.

Back From Texas, San Diego Urban Search And Rescue Team Heads To Fl...

Back From Texas, San Diego Urban Search And Rescue Team Heads To Florida

Sept. 8
By City News Service, Michael Lipkin

Many of the members of a San Diego-based Urban Search and Rescue Team that just returned from storm-ravaged Houston headed right back out, this time to Florida.

SANDAG Begins Search For New Executive Director After Gallegos Step...

SANDAG Begins Search For New Executive Director After Gallegos Steps Down

Sept. 8
By City News Service

The board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments voted Friday to embark on a national search for an executive director to succeed Gary Gallegos, who resigned in the wake of a devastating report on an erroneous revenue projection for a failed ballot measure.

Rising Homes Prices In San Diego Stall

Rising Homes Prices In San Diego Stall

Sept. 7
By City News Service

The trend of increasing prices and lower sales totals for single-family homes in the region stalled last month, according to data released Thursday by the San Diego Association of Realtors.

Helen Woodward Animal Center Backs Plan To House San Diego's Homele...

Helen Woodward Animal Center Backs Plan To House San Diego's Homeless In Large Tents

Sept. 7
By City News Service

The Helen Woodward Animal Center is the latest organization to get behind a plan to erect two large tents in San Diego to house the homeless, organizers Peter Seidler and Dan Shea announced Thursday.

Campaign To Maintain Vigilance Against Zika Virus Underway In San D...

Campaign To Maintain Vigilance Against Zika Virus Underway In San Diego

Sept. 7
By City News Service

A campaign for San Diegans to maintain vigilance against the Zika virus got underway this week with broadcast and billboard messages, county officials said Thursday.

San Diego Rescue Team To Return From Texas After Helping Harvey Vic...

San Diego Rescue Team To Return From Texas After Helping Harvey Victims

Sept. 7
By City News Service

The search-and-rescue task force is expected to arrive back in San Diego about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the SDFRD training facility.

Public Health Emergency Declared In San Diego County Over Hepatitis...

Public Health Emergency Declared In San Diego County Over Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 6
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Wednesday unanimously ratified a declaration of a public health emergency in San Diego County related to an outbreak of hepatitis A that has sickened nearly 400 people, 15 fatally.

Part Of Eastbound State Route 52 Will Be Closed Through Weekend For...

Part Of Eastbound State Route 52 Will Be Closed Through Weekend For Repairs

Sept. 6
By City News Service

A major chunk of the highway running from La Jolla to Santee will be shut down for repairs from Friday to Monday.

Former San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis To Run For County...

Former San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis To Run For County Board Of Supervisors

Sept. 6
By City News Service

Former San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis ended months of speculation by filing paperwork announcing her intention to run for the county Board of Supervisors.

UC San Diego Researchers Say Zika Virus May Help Fight Brain Cancer

UC San Diego Researchers Say Zika Virus May Help Fight Brain Cancer

Sept. 5
By City News Service

The Zika virus, the subject of a global health scare over the past couple of years, might actually help fight an aggressive form of brain cancer, researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine announced Tuesday.

80 Orphaned Dogs, Cats Up For Adoption In San Diego After Harvey

80 Orphaned Dogs, Cats Up For Adoption In San Diego After Harvey

Sept. 5
By City News Service

San Diego animal lovers are pitching in to help furry victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Protesters March For Workers' Rights In Downtown San Diego On Labor...

Protesters March For Workers' Rights In Downtown San Diego On Labor Day

Sept. 4
By City News Service

Hundreds of protesters, including local politicians, marched through downtown San Diego Monday to call for more rights for workers as part of a Labor Day demonstration.

San Diego State Issues Statement In Support Of DACA

San Diego State Issues Statement In Support Of DACA

Sept. 4
By City News Service

San Diego State University administrators issued a statement in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, as Washington sources Monday said the president would end DACA.

Government Offices Remain Closed For Labor Day

Government Offices Remain Closed For Labor Day

Sept. 4
By City News Service

Federal, state and local government offices will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

Hundreds Of Firefighters Battle Wildfire Near Border In Campo

Hundreds Of Firefighters Battle Wildfire Near Border In Campo

Sept. 1
By City News Service

A wildfire that broke out Friday morning near the U.S.-Mexico border in southern San Diego County burned about 120 acres before firefighters were able to stop it from spreading.

San Diego Councilman Calls For Homeless State Of Emergency; Mayor C...

San Diego Councilman Calls For Homeless State Of Emergency; Mayor Calls On County To Respond

Sept. 1
By City News Service

An adviser to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Councilman David Alvarez's call Thursday for a declaration of a state of emergency in the city due to a shortage of homeless shelters and an associated health crisis caused by an outbreak of Hepatisis A is not needed.

San Diego Temperatures Expected To Climb Even Higher Friday

San Diego Temperatures Expected To Climb Even Higher Friday

Sept. 1
By City News Service

The "blazing heat" that has stifled San Diego County for a week will continue Friday with temperatures expected to climb even higher, a day after Ramona topped out at 111 degrees to match the highest temperature ever recorded in the city, the National Weather Service said.

Annual Sand Sculpting Competition Kicks Off In San Diego

Annual Sand Sculpting Competition Kicks Off In San Diego

Sept. 1
By City News Service

The annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition is scheduled to open Friday at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.

More Than 70 San Diego Unified Schools On Minimum Day Schedule Due ...

More Than 70 San Diego Unified Schools On Minimum Day Schedule Due To Heat Wave

Sept. 1
By City News Service

More than 70 campuses in the San Diego Unified School District will operate on a minimum day schedule again Friday because of the continuing heat wave, district officials said.

SDG&E Offers Bill Credit To Energy Savers During Heat Wave

SDG&E Offers Bill Credit To Energy Savers During Heat Wave

Sept. 1
By City News Service

San Diego Gas & Electric's incentive program for customers to reduce power consumption amid Southern California's continuing heat wave will be invoked Friday for a second consecutive day.

San Diego Unified Orders Minimum Day For Some Schools During Heat W...

San Diego Unified Orders Minimum Day For Some Schools During Heat Wave

Aug. 31
By City News Service

More than 70 campuses in the San Diego Unified School District will go on a minimum day schedule again Friday because of the continuing heat wave, district officials said.

As San Diego Rescue Team Continues Efforts in Houston, City Lifegua...

As San Diego Rescue Team Continues Efforts in Houston, City Lifeguards Stay Home

Aug. 31
By Amita Sharma, City News Service

The 45 members of the Urban Search and Rescue Team sent from San Diego County to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey were working in the Cy-Fair region of the northwest Houston suburbs Thursday, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

2017 Festival Of Sail Kicks Off On San Diego Bay

2017 Festival Of Sail Kicks Off On San Diego Bay

Aug. 31
By City News Service

The annual Festival of Sail is scheduled on San Diego Bay Thursday to kick off a busy Labor Day weekend of activities on the downtown waterfront.

SDG&E Will Give People Bill Credit To Save Energy As Heat Wave Cont...

SDG&E Will Give People Bill Credit To Save Energy As Heat Wave Continues

Aug. 31
By City News Service

San Diego Gas & Electric's incentive program for customers to reduce power consumption amid Southern California's continuing heat wave will be invoked Friday for a second consecutive day.

Stifling Heat Persists In San Diego

Stifling Heat Persists In San Diego

Aug. 31
By City News Service

The stifling heat that settled over San Diego County this week will persist Thursday and last at least into early next week as the weather system causing the high temperatures is now stationary over the western United States, the National Weather Service said.

Indoor Lacrosse Team To Play In San Diego

Indoor Lacrosse Team To Play In San Diego

Aug. 30
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

A National Lacrosse League expansion team owned by billionaire Joseph Tsai will begin to play at the Valley View Casino Center in November 2018.

City Adds Forums For Police Chief Search But Critics Not Satisfied

City Adds Forums For Police Chief Search But Critics Not Satisfied

Aug. 30
By City News Service, Tarryn Mento

City of San Diego officials released Wednesday a revised schedule of public meetings designed to get input on its national search to replace retiring Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman. The change comes after community and legal groups last week criticized the city’s initial plan because they said it was not inclusive enough and lacked transparency.

What Salary Is Needed To Buy A Home In San Diego?

What Salary Is Needed To Buy A Home In San Diego?

Aug. 30
By City News Service

Prospective buyers needed nearly $117,000 in salary to purchase a home in San Diego during the second quarter of this year, according to a study released Wednesday by the mortgage information firm HSH.com.

San Diego City Council To Discuss Short-Term Vacation Rental Regula...

San Diego City Council To Discuss Short-Term Vacation Rental Regulations

Aug. 30
By City News Service

The latest attempt to regulate short-term vacation rental properties in San Diego will be the topic of a town hall meeting Wednesday.

San Diego Will Send Lifeguard Rescue Team To Texas After Dispute Ov...

San Diego Will Send Lifeguard Rescue Team To Texas After Dispute Over Hurricane Harvey Assistance

Aug. 30
By Amita Sharma, City News Service

San Diego will send its river rescue team of lifeguards to Houston following a public spat between the city’s fire chief and the head of the lifeguard union.

Excessive Heat Warning Remains In Effect Across San Diego

Excessive Heat Warning Remains In Effect Across San Diego

Aug. 30
By City News Service

Temperatures across San Diego County will drop a degree or two Wednesday following a second straight day of record-breaking heat, but with the mercury still hitting triple digits, the slightly cooler weather "won't be very noticeable," the National Weather Service said.

San Diego Home Prices Up 7.1 Percent From June Last Year

San Diego Home Prices Up 7.1 Percent From June Last Year

Aug. 29
By City News Service

Home prices in San Diego increased 0.9 percent from May to June, and 7.1 percent from June of last year, according to the Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices that were released Tuesday.

San Diego Unified Urges Clothing Donations For Hurricane Harvey Vic...

San Diego Unified Urges Clothing Donations For Hurricane Harvey Victims

Aug. 29
By City News Service

Addressing an immediate need for children's clothing and school uniforms in Hurricane-ravaged Houston, the San Diego Unified School District Tuesday urged residents to make donations to schools in the storm-damaged region.

Record-Setting Temperatures Prompt Minimum-Day Schedules In San Die...

Record-Setting Temperatures Prompt Minimum-Day Schedules In San Diego Schools

Aug. 29
By City News Service

Schools across the county were planning minimum-day schedules Tuesday as the "unrelenting" heat wave that has sent temperatures soaring across San Diego County was expected to peak Tuesday.

Secretary Of The Navy Visits San Diego Naval Base

Secretary Of The Navy Visits San Diego Naval Base

Aug. 29
By City News Service

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer is scheduled to visit Naval Base San Diego Tuesday and hold an "all hands" meeting with area sailors and tour the recently commissioned littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords.

Scorching Temperatures Hit San Diego

Scorching Temperatures Hit San Diego

Aug. 28
By City News Service

Record-breaking heat is expected to descend upon Southern California Monday, with temperatures ratcheting up over the next three days and remaining high but tapering off just a bit through the end of the week.

Parties In San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Suit Reach Settlement

Parties In San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Suit Reach Settlement

Aug. 28
By City News Service

The majority owner of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County announced Monday that it is committed to moving spent nuclear fuel to another site.

More Than 100 Dogs, Cats From Louisiana Arrive In San Diego Followi...

More Than 100 Dogs, Cats From Louisiana Arrive In San Diego Following Hurricane Harvey

Aug. 28
By City News Service

More than 100 dogs and cats arrived in San Diego County Monday from a shelter in Louisiana, where the operators are clearing out space to house animals rescued from Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

San Diego Search-And-Rescue Team Heads To Texas

San Diego Search-And-Rescue Team Heads To Texas

Aug. 28
By City News Service

A search-and-rescue team from San Diego that previously deployed to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was on its way Monday to a staging area in San Antonio to offer help to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Bodies Of USS McCain Missing Sailors Found

Bodies Of USS McCain Missing Sailors Found

Aug. 28
By City News Service

Navy and Marine Corps divers have found the bodies of all 10 sailors who died in a collision aboard the USS John S. McCain last week in the South China Sea, the Navy announced.

San Diego-Based USS America Leaves Singapore After Search For USS M...

San Diego-Based USS America Leaves Singapore After Search For USS McCain Sailors

Aug. 28
By City News Service

The San Diego-based warship USS America departed Singapore Monday after concluding its support of the USS John S. McCain, which was involved in a collision last week.

USS Sterett Returns Home To San Diego

USS Sterett Returns Home To San Diego

Aug. 28
By City News Service

The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett is scheduled to return home to San Diego Monday following a five-month deployment.

San Diegans Offer Help In Texas After Hurricane Harvey

San Diegans Offer Help In Texas After Hurricane Harvey

Aug. 28
By City News Service

A San Diego-based medical response team and American Red Cross volunteers traveled to Texas Friday as Hurricane Harvey bears down on the state.

Hundreds Of Protesters March Against Hate In San Diego

Hundreds Of Protesters March Against Hate In San Diego

Aug. 27
By City News Service, KPBS News

Hundreds gathered at the Museum of Man Sunday to kick off an anti-hate march from Balboa Park to Horton Plaza in a show of solidarity with anti-racist and anti-fascist activists in San Francisco and Charlottesville.

County Employees Union Intends To Go On Strike Over 'Unfair Labor P...

County Employees Union Intends To Go On Strike Over 'Unfair Labor Practices'

Aug. 25
By City News Service

The union representing more than 10,000 San Diego County employees is scheduled Friday to deliver a notice of an intention to go on strike over what they decry as unfair labor practices.

Tiger Cub Intercepted At Otay Border Is Healthy

Tiger Cub Intercepted At Otay Border Is Healthy

Aug. 25
By City News Service

A Bengal tiger cub smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico was in good condition Friday at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.

Camp Pendleton Marines Continue Search For Eight USS McCain Sailors...

Camp Pendleton Marines Continue Search For Eight USS McCain Sailors Still Missing

Aug. 25
By City News Service

Navy sailors and Camp Pendleton Marines aboard the San Diego-based warship USS America continue to feed, shelter and clothe the crew of the USS John S. McCain as recovery efforts continue aboard the damaged McCain to find eight sailors still missing from a collision earlier this week, Navy officials said Friday.

Heat Wave Expected To Hit San Diego Region

Heat Wave Expected To Hit San Diego Region

Aug. 25
By City News Service

A day after four San Diego County cities tied or set new records for low temperatures, a heat wave is set to wash over the region beginning Friday, with the weather warming significantly throughout the weekend and into next week.

Border Patrol Arrests 12 People At San Diego Beaches

Border Patrol Arrests 12 People At San Diego Beaches

Aug. 24
By City News Service

Federal agents detained 12 people who entered the country illegally early Thursday morning after spotting them in the ocean aboard a pair of small fishing boats, headed for landings in Mission Beach and Sunset Cliffs.