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Roundtable: Convention Center Plan Sidetracked

Aug. 10
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego's convention center expansion plan is put in doubt, a new deportation risk for international college students, and the politics of California's wildfires.

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As Temperatures Hit Triple Digits, ER Doctors Brace For Surge In Patients

Aug. 10
By Susan Murphy

Temperatures in El Cajon in 30 of the last 40 days have reached 90 degrees or hotter, according to data from the National Weather Service, with nearly 10 of those days hitting triple digits.

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Firefighters Battle To Curb Wildfire Before Winds Return

Aug. 10
By Associated Press

More than a thousand firefighters battled to keep a raging Southern California forest fire from reaching foothill neighborhoods Friday before the expected return of blustery winds that drove the flames to new ferocity a day earlier.

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Sentencing Set For Ex-Torrey Pines High Student Who Posted Threats Online

Aug. 10
By City News Service

A former Torrey Pines High School student who posted threats targeting the school on his Instagram account is scheduled to be sentenced Friday at the downtown San Diego Central Courthouse.

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City Council Rejects Putting Convention Center Expansion Initiative On November Ballot

Aug. 9
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Thursday rejected an initiative for the November ballot that would have raised the hotel tax to fund convention center expansion, homelessness services and street repairs.

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State Still Seeking Vendor For Medical Interpretation Study Nearly Two Years Later

Aug. 9
By Tarryn Mento

A law passed in September 2016 calls for the study of current medical interpreter requirements and suggestions for pilot projects.

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Wildfire Breaks Out Near San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Aug. 9
By City News Service

A wildfire in near Ramona has burned about 150 acres of land east of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Cal Fire reports that the fire is 30 percent contained and the forward rate of spread has been stopped.

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Doctors Nudged By Overdose Letter Prescribe Fewer Opioids

Aug. 9
By Associated Press

In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner's office telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids.

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California's Biggest Blaze More Than Half Contained

Aug. 9
By Associated Press

California fire officials say the largest blaze ever recorded in the state is now more than half contained.

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14,000 Firefighters, Inmates To Foreigners, Aid California

Aug. 8
By Associated Press

Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September.