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Cinder The Orphaned Otter Makes It To SeaWorld San Diego And Is 'Otterly' Cute

Sept. 13
By Shalina Chatlani

Cinder, a 5-week old orphaned northern sea otter, was abandoned in Alaska, but now she's being rehabilitated at an otter nursery at SeaWorld.

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Bill To Ban Private Lockups Would Impact Immigrant Detention In San Diego

Sept. 13
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A new bill passed by the state legislature on Wednesday bans the use of private prisons and detention centers in California. For San Diego that could mean finding a different place to keep more than a thousand detained migrants.

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San Diego City Attorney Sues Grocery Delivery Company Over Worker Protections

Sept. 13
By City News Service

The suit alleges that Instacart — which allows customers to order groceries online and have them delivered to their homes by a "shopper" — illegally classified the shoppers as independent contractors, violating a 2018 California Supreme Court decision.

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California Advances Bill To Cap Consumer Loan Interest Rates

Sept. 13
By Associated Press

The bill would cap consumer loan interest rates at 36 percentage points above the main interest rate set by the Federal Reserve, which is currently around 2%. Consumer advocacy groups say some loan companies charge interest rates as high as 225%.

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San Diego County Suicide Rate Continues To Climb

Sept. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council's annual report shows an increase in suicides for the fourth year in a row.

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SoCal Grocery Workers Ratify Contract, Averting Potentially Costly Strike

Sept. 13
By Associated Press

The contract includes hourly wage increases of $1.55 to $1.65 over the next three years, depending on the position, according to the Times. Workers also get more money from their employers for pensions and health care.

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Roundtable: Assembly Bill 5

Sept. 13
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

California's controversial new law affecting gig workers heads to Governor Newsom's desk. Big development plans are on the horizon for Mission Valley. Who will replace Susan Davis once she exits the 53rd District.

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San Diego Collaborating With State, Feds Amid 12 Local Cases Of Vaping-Related Illness

Sept. 13
By Tarryn Mento

The head of the county’s Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch shares details about the patients and explains how local and state officials are working together to investigate the mysterious illness.

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Sleeping Crew Raises Specter Of Criminal Charge In Boat Fire

Sept. 12
By Associated Press

Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people.

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Study Targets Suicide Risk Among Gun Owners On Active Duty

Sept. 12
By Steve Walsh

Research that included the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego looks at access to personal firearms and the link to suicide among troops on active duty.

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