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Mayor Seeks Solutions To Hepatitis A Outbreak, Dismisses Blame

Mayor Seeks Solutions To Hepatitis A Outbreak, Dismisses Blame

Sept. 22
By KPBS News, Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The city of San Diego is preparing to install 19 more hand-washing stations and eight more public restrooms by next week, amid a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 16 people and infected 444 countywide.

San Diego Immigration Expert Says DACA Decision Is A Political Barg...

San Diego Immigration Expert Says DACA Decision Is A Political Bargaining Tool

Sept. 6
By KPBS News

Tom Wong, UC San Diego political science professor, recently conducted a survey of DACA recipients and found DACA continues to have a positive impact on the lives of young immigrants and the economy.

Several San Diego Leaders Denounce Trump's Decision To End DACA

Several San Diego Leaders Denounce Trump's Decision To End DACA

Sept. 5
By KPBS News

Several San Diego politicians and organizations are speaking out against President Donald Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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.

My First Day Episode 10

My First Day Episode 10

Aug. 23
By KPBS News

Cy Kuckenbacker got an Army ROTC scholarship to study civil engineering at a college in South Dakota. But, after his first year he knew it wasn't for him. He returned to his hometown, a small remote island in Alaska, and decided he would move to San Diego.

Where To See The Solar Eclipse In San Diego

Where To See The Solar Eclipse In San Diego

Aug. 18
By KPBS News

Many San Diegans are eagerly awaiting Monday’s once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. On August 21 a total solar eclipse will move across the U.S. Check out where you can see it.

San Diego Removes Confederate Monument Downtown

San Diego Removes Confederate Monument Downtown

Aug. 16
By City News Service, Elma Gonzalez, KPBS News

As cities and towns nationwide grapple with what to do with their Confederate statues, San Diego leaders took swift action Wednesday to remove one from a public park.

Proposed California Bill Calls For Later School Start Times

Proposed California Bill Calls For Later School Start Times

Aug. 3
By Ebone Monet, KPBS News

A new California bill may give teenage students more time to sleep every morning. It calls for a mandated later school start time statewide, with classes beginning no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

What To Expect At Comic-Con 2017: A Conversation With Organizer Dav...

What To Expect At Comic-Con 2017: A Conversation With Organizer David Glanzer

July 21
By Beth Accomando, KPBS News

San Diego’s biggest event is underway. Comic-Con International draws more than 130,000 pop culture fans every year, and this year is no different.

San Diego Public Library Issuing Comic-Con Themed Library Cards

San Diego Public Library Issuing Comic-Con Themed Library Cards

July 20
By KPBS News

In the spirit of Comic-Con, the San Diego Public Library is issuing new cyborg-themed library cards starting Thursday, July 20.

Jennings Fire 90 Percent Contained, 400 Acres Burned

Jennings Fire 90 Percent Contained, 400 Acres Burned

July 11
By City News Service, KPBS News

The Jennings Fire was sparked by engine emissions from a passing vehicle, according to Cal Fire.

National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass To Jump From $10 to $80

National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass To Jump From $10 to $80

July 12
By KPBS News

The National Park Service's lifetime pass for seniors is set to increase from $10 to $80 on August 28 due to legislation that Congress passed last year.

San Diego Gets Its Own Official Craft Beer

San Diego Gets Its Own Official Craft Beer

July 11
By KPBS News, Matt Hoffman

The San Diego Tourism Authority launched an “official craft beer” for San Diego.

USMC Cargo Plane En Route To El Centro Crashes In Rural Mississippi...

USMC Cargo Plane En Route To El Centro Crashes In Rural Mississippi Killing 16

July 11
By Associated Press, KPBS News

A Marine Corps refueling plane crashed and burned in a soybean field in the Mississippi Delta, killing all 16 military members aboard in a wreck that scattered debris for miles and sent a pillar of black smoke rising over the countryside.

Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

July 3
By KPBS News, Kris Arciaga

This year the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar offered a tour of the Eco Learning Lab, which provides hands-on environmental education to the community.

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.

Supreme Court Will Rehear Immigrant Indefinite Detention Case

Supreme Court Will Rehear Immigrant Indefinite Detention Case

June 26
By KPBS News and Richard Gonzales / NPR

The case centers on a man who was detained for three years without the right to appear before a judge and ask to be released on bond.

Scorching Temperatures Expected Again In San Diego

Scorching Temperatures Expected Again In San Diego

June 21
By City News Service, KPBS News

Scorching heat is expected again Wednesday in the majority of San Diego County as the summer season officially gets underway.

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

May 26
By City News Service, KPBS News

Heightened wildfire danger posed by ample dry vegetation and increasingly warm, arid weather in the San Diego area prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for local outdoor residential fires in unincorporated areas beginning Friday.

San Diego's Home Price Hits Record High Of $525K

San Diego's Home Price Hits Record High Of $525K

May 24
By City News Service, KPBS News

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 7.4 percent in April, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold tumbled by 9.1 percent, a real estate information service announced on Tuesday.

Coastal Commission Met Privately With Edison A Year Before Public S...

Coastal Commission Met Privately With Edison A Year Before Public San Onofre Waste Storage Vote

May 23
By KPBS News

The California Coastal Commission gave the public a one-week notice in October 2015 that Southern California Edison was proposing to keep waste from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant onsite. But new documents show Commission officials met privately with Edison representatives to discuss that waste storage at least three times the year before.

Taser Death Investigation Involving Sheriff's Deputies Underway

Taser Death Investigation Involving Sheriff's Deputies Underway

May 22
By KPBS News

Mark Roshawn Adkins, 54, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before noon Saturday, more than 3 hours after residents in the 8100 block of Lemon Grove Way reported seeing him jumping over fences into people's yards and trying to get into homes, according to sheriff's officials.

2,000-Acre Gate Fire In Jamul Under Criminal Investigation

2,000-Acre Gate Fire In Jamul Under Criminal Investigation

May 22
By City News Service, KPBS News

Someone posted a video on Instagram of what appears to be a group of people starting the fire, according to Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez.

Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

May 19
By KPBS News

A coalition of gun rights organizations, including the National Rifle Association, filed another lawsuit on Thursday challenging California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Students Detained Following Shooting Threat At Rancho Bernardo High...

Students Detained Following Shooting Threat At Rancho Bernardo High School

May 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

Two Rancho Bernardo High School students were taken into custody on Thursday on suspicion of being involved with a threat of gun violence, which led to lockdowns at RBHS and the adjacent Bernardo Heights Middle School.

San Diego State Appoints First Woman President In Interim Position

San Diego State Appoints First Woman President In Interim Position

May 15
By KPBS News

San Diego State University announced the appointment of the first woman president in the college's 120-year history.

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.

California Groups Rally Against Trump Immigration Crackdown

California Groups Rally Against Trump Immigration Crackdown

May 1
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Immigrant rights groups and unions opposed to President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown were set Monday to protest it at rallies Monday in at least a dozen California cities.

NPR's Michel Martin Hosts Border Discussion In San Diego

NPR's Michel Martin Hosts Border Discussion In San Diego

April 28
By KPBS News

National Public Radio’s Michel Martin was in San Diego Tuesday to host a discussion about borders called, "Going There: Beyond Borders."

USS Carl Vinson Pilot Rescued After Ejecting From Fighter Aircraft

USS Carl Vinson Pilot Rescued After Ejecting From Fighter Aircraft

April 21
By KPBS News

A pilot on the USS Carl Vinson was rescued by helicopter after he safely ejected his plane during a routine flight operation.

Trump Targets Visa Program For Highly Skilled Workers

Trump Targets Visa Program For Highly Skilled Workers

April 18
By Associated Press, KPBS News

President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, signing an order Tuesday in politically important Wisconsin to tighten rules on technology companies bringing in highly skilled foreign workers.

Graduation Rates Up Slightly Across San Diego County

Graduation Rates Up Slightly Across San Diego County

April 11
By City News Service, KPBS News

The dropout and graduation rates among San Diego County students in the high school class of 2015-16 remained stable, compared to last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.

San Bernardino School Closed Following Murder-Suicide

San Bernardino School Closed Following Murder-Suicide

April 10
By Associated Press, KPBS News

A husband opened fire on his wife Monday in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom, killing her and a student in a murder-suicide that spread panic across a city still recovering emotionally from a terrorist attack at a community center just 15 months ago.

San Diego Tax Website Goes Down Hours Before Deadline

San Diego Tax Website Goes Down Hours Before Deadline

April 10
By City News Service, KPBS News

Monday is the deadline to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid penalties.

As San Diego Named Coast Guard City, Rep. Duncan Hunter A No Show

As San Diego Named Coast Guard City, Rep. Duncan Hunter A No Show

Feb. 23
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Two members of the region's congressional delegation were supposed to appear Thursday for the designation of San Diego as the nation's second largest Coast Guard City.

Coastal Commission Appeal Could Delay Embarcadero Project

Coastal Commission Appeal Could Delay Embarcadero Project

Feb. 8
By KPBS News

The replacement of the Anthony’s Seafood Grotto on the San Diego waterfront could be delayed.

Black Violin To Return To San Diego For Performance

Black Violin To Return To San Diego For Performance

Feb. 1
By KPBS News

The group will be performing Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

San Diego Leaders React To President Trump's Executive Order To Bui...

San Diego Leaders React To President Trump's Executive Order To Build Border Wall

Jan. 26
By City News Service, KPBS News

Local leaders are reacting to President Donald Trump’s executive order to immediately begin construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

More Than 30,000 San Diegans March For Women's Rights

More Than 30,000 San Diegans March For Women's Rights

Jan. 20
By Brooke Ruth, KPBS News, Megan Burks

Downtown San Diego was a sea of pink as thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Diego for the Women's March Saturday morning.

Severe Thunderstorm Topples Trees, Floods Roadways

Severe Thunderstorm Topples Trees, Floods Roadways

Jan. 20
By City News Service, KPBS News

A severe thunderstorm warning expired Friday afternoon, but flooding could continue through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Live Blog: Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President

Live Blog: Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President

Jan. 20
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and setting off protests across the nation.

Chargers Announce They're Moving To Los Angeles

Chargers Announce They're Moving To Los Angeles

Jan. 11
By Associated Press, KPBS News

The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation's second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time in decades.

Wet, Windy Weather Sweeps Through San Diego

Wet, Windy Weather Sweeps Through San Diego

Jan. 11
By City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego County will spend much of the day on Wednesday with rain and gusty wind, but the weather will ease up somewhat overnight ahead of a stronger and colder storm set to move into the region Thursday.

North Park Water Main Break Floods Homes, Streets

North Park Water Main Break Floods Homes, Streets

Jan. 5
By KPBS News

A water main ruptured in a North Park neighborhood early Thursday, sending a deluge of water through the streets and into some area homes.

7,500 Sailors, Airmen Deploy With USS Carl Vinson Strike Group From...

7,500 Sailors, Airmen Deploy With USS Carl Vinson Strike Group From San Diego

Jan. 5
By City News Service, KPBS News

The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and destroyer Wayne E. Meyer are scheduled on Thursday to set off from San Diego on deployments in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Kamala Harris Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Kamala Harris Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Jan. 3
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Former California Attorney General Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Indian-American senator Tuesday.

Halfway Through Wet Season, California's Snowpack More Than Halfway...

Halfway Through Wet Season, California's Snowpack More Than Halfway There

Jan. 3
By Associated Press, KPBS News

California's snowpack is on track to reach normal levels by the end of the wet season, but state water officials are "playing this one moment to moment."

Winter Storm To Bring Snow, Difficult Travel To San Diego County Ne...

Winter Storm To Bring Snow, Difficult Travel To San Diego County New Year's Eve

Dec. 30
By City News Service, KPBS News

Mountain peaks in San Diego County could get up to 8 inches of snow on New Year's Eve. Mountain locales as low as 4,000 feet could see 2 inches of snow.

California Gun Sales Up Ahead Of New Gun Control Limits

California Gun Sales Up Ahead Of New Gun Control Limits

Dec. 27
By Associated Press, KPBS News

With six new gun control bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in July, sales of semi-automatic rifles have more than doubled in California over last year.

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