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Del Mar Fairgrounds Asks Public To Write Politicians For COVID-19 Funds

May 29
By City News Service

The 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the fairgrounds, asked Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this month to allocate $20 million of the state's portion of the economic aid package approved by Congress in March to assist government agencies as part of COVID-19 relief.

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LA Times: Two Horses That Died At Del Mar Ended Up At A Rendering Plant

May 29
By City News Service

Two horses that died when they collided while training at the Del Mar Racetrack last summer were processed into animal by-products instead of being taken to a UC Davis Animal Health and Safety Laboratory per protocol.

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Lawmaker Urges New Sea Bluff Reinforcement Regulations

May 26
By City News Service

The legislation presented by Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, to the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee in Sacramento would obligate public agencies and private owners of seafront property in San Diego and Orange Counties to mitigate coastal erosion.

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SD County Officials Begin Coronavirus Testing In Rural Communities

May 26
By City News Service

Drive-up testing began at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Julian Library on Highway 78. It will then move to Pine Valley on Wednesday, Valley Center on Thursday, Borrego Springs on Friday and Potrero on Saturday.

Cattails obscure the Buena Vista Lagoon in San ...

SANDAG Board Votes to Connect Buena Vista Lagoon to Ocean

May 23
By City News Service

SANDAG recommended that the 220-acre Buena Vista lagoon and associated wetland habitat be connected to the ocean to become a saltwater lagoon after a 2018 environmental impact report.

Los Angeles firefighter Ivan Del-Ril is instruc...

Fire Crews To Conduct Prescribed Burn Saturday At Camp Pendleton

May 22
By City News Service

Base officials warned that smoke will be visible from Oceanside, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Vista and Interstate 15 for up to six hours.

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Casino Pauma To Remain Closed, Bucking Local Tribal Casino Trend

May 20
By City News Service

The casino has been closed since March 15 and will remain shuttered until further notice, according to a statement released on the casino's website.

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San Diego Is Shrinking Carbon Footprint During Coronavirus Shutdown

May 19
By Erik Anderson

Teleworking is a revelation for climate advocates coming up with ways to shrink San Diego's carbon footprint.

The seawall between the spent nuclear fuel stor...

Rare Whale Washes Up At San Onofre State Beach With Bullet Hole In It

May 18
By City News Service

The discovery of the nearly nine-foot whale happened on Friday when a lifeguard spotted the creature lying on the rocks.

CSU San Marcos will host a parade for graduates...

CSU San Marcos To Hold Parade For Graduates With Commencement Canceled By Coronavirus

May 14
By Bennett Lacy

CSU San Marcos will celebrate this year's graduating class with a rolling tribute on campus after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of commencement.

Lou Uridel, the owner of MetroFlex gym in Ocean...

Oceanside Gym Owner Reopens Again In Violation Of Health Orders

May 13
By Matt Hoffman

The owner of MetroFlex gym in Oceanside and dozens of others gathered Wednesday to protest COVID-19 restrictions.

Oceanside Councilmember Christopher Rodriguez a...

'Not Realistic Standards': San Diego Politicians Want To Decide How To Reopen Businesses

May 11
By Matt Hoffman

Political leaders in San Diego say state requirements to reopen businesses are too strict. Meanwhile businesses in Oceanside plan to reopen in violation of local health orders.

A red light photo enforcement sign is seen belo...

Encinitas City Council Stops Traffic Cameras At Red Lights

May 11
By Associated Press

The Encinitas City Council voted not to renew a contract with camera provider Redflex, ending a program that has operated for about 15 years. The contract is scheduled to expire Wednesday.

Moonlight Beach in this undated map.

Shark Attacks Surfer Off Moonlight Beach

April 29
By City News Service

Medics took the victim, whose name and age were not immediately available, to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas for treatment of minor injuries.

Escondido’s Palomar Medical Center is shown in ...

Palomar Health To Lay Off 317 Employees, Citing Lack Of Revenue

April 28
By City News Service

According to the hospital, it has seen a 45% to 50% decrease in overall patient visits since the coronavirus outbreak began, absorbing a $5.7 million operating loss in March, "with losses in April expected to be worse, yet hard to estimate given the uncertainty of the virus."

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