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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated Through Puente Program

Sept. 16
By M.G. Perez

Grossmont College offers Puente Program to support Latino students through graduation.

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Number Of COVID-19 Deaths In San Diego County Nears 4,000

Sept. 16
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 530 new COVID-19 infections and 11 deaths Thursday, saying it remains a "pandemic of the unvaccinated," as the vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths have occurred amongst the less-than-fully vaccinated population.

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SEC Reaches Settlements With Sweetwater Union High School District, Ex-CFO

Sept. 16
By City News Service

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the Sweetwater Union High School District and its former Chief Financial Officer to resolve allegations that the district misled investors who purchased $28 million in municipal bonds.

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Audit Finds California Risks Forfeiting Millions For Renters

Sept. 16
By Associated Press

An audit finds California has been slow to distribute rental assistance money for residents struggling during the coronavirus pandemic and the state risks forfeiting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds.

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Council Committee Approves 'Spaces As Places' Outdoor Dining Program

Sept. 16
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council's Land Use & Housing Committee Thursday approved Mayor Todd Gloria's program to permanently approve some outdoor dining and retail spaces, bringing the program one step closer to full council approval.

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Mexican Wrestling Troupe Brings High Flying Theatrics To Logan Heights

Sept. 16
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

A Logan Heights brewery is playing host to a regular showing of Lucha Libre — the high flying traditional sport of Mexican wrestling.

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Train Service Halted As Workers Shore Up California Cliffs

Sept. 16
By Associated Press

Train service has been halted for the next two weeks as crews shore up unstable ground along cliffside railroad tracks in coastal Southern California. The planned closure between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station in southern Orange County and the Oceanside stop in northern San Diego County is expected to last until Oct. 3.

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California Wildfires Threaten Famous Giant Sequoia Trees

Sept. 16
By Associated Press

Forest fires are threatening groves of gigantic sequoias in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains that are home to some of the world’s largest trees.

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California Recall Could Boost Newsom's Clout For 2022

Sept. 16
By Associated Press

The recall that once threated California Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future has instead given it new life. Voters delivered Newsom a rare midterm vote of confidence that could fuel an ambitious legislative agenda in 2022.

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Violent Crimes Increase In First Half Of 2021, SANDAG Report Finds

Sept. 16
By City News Service

Violent crimes reported in the first half of 2021 increased 14% over the last year and were 9% higher than in 2019, according to a new report by the San Diego Association of Governments' Criminal Justice Research Division.

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