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Water from a faucet at the public restroom at L...

Backed-Up Storm Drain Caused Poway's Water Contamination

Dec. 2, 2019
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

City officials said Monday they believe the drinking water system was compromised by the recent rains.

Week-old rhino getting used to the surroundings...

New Rhino Born In San Diego Key To Research Effort

Nov. 27, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Safari Park officials are keeping a close eye on the 100th southern white rhino born at the park, because it is an important part of a long-running rhino recovery effort.

San Diego State University Master's student Gab...

Oysters To Serve As Biological Sensors In San Diego Estuaries

Nov. 25, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers hope oysters give them a unique peek into the health of local estuaries.

A platypus on display at the San Diego Zoo Safa...

Rare Platypus On Display At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Nov. 22, 2019
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Safari Park welcomes two platypuses from Australia.

Jewish Family Services plans to operate a safe ...

Encinitas Approves 'Safe Parking Lot' For Homeless

Nov. 21, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

People who live out of their cars will be able to use the lot, which is operated by Jewish Family Services. The nonprofit already operates three others in the county.

Vino Rosso and jockey John Velazquez, center le...

At Del Mar Meeting, Racing Board Approves Santa Anita License On Conditions

Nov. 21, 2019
By Associated Press

Led by new chairman Gregory Ferraro, the California Horse Racing Board approved Santa Anita’s racing license by a 5-0 vote Thursday, contingent on several restrictions.

A human smuggling investigation by the military...

Ruling Threatens Smuggling Cases Against Marines

Nov. 19, 2019
Julie Watson / Associated Press

A military judge ruled it was illegal to make the videotaped arrests during a morning battalion formation while leaders called them “a cancer” and “bad Marines.”

The Grandstands and the Del Mar racetrack July ...

Horse Injured at Del Mar Euthanized After Developing Acute Hoof Inflammation

Nov. 18, 2019
By City News Service

Princess Dorian suffered a leg fracture at Del Mar on Nov. 10, the same day 3-year-old gelding Ghost Street and 3-year-old colt Prayer Warrior suffered catastrophic injuries at the track.

A rendering of the proposed Newland Sierra deve...

Chicano Federation Supports North County Newland Sierra Development

Nov. 15, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

A ballot measure for the controversial proposal got backing Friday from some San Diego area nonprofits.

Bonsall High School in this undated photo.

Bonsall High School Student Arrested On Suspicion Of Making Shooting Threat

Nov. 15, 2019
By City News Service

Deputies responded and learned that the student "had made specific threats to commit a shooting at a planned school event in the near future."

Yisroel Goldstein, Rabbi of Chabad of Poway, sp...

Chabad Of Poway Rabbi Steps Down

Nov. 14, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The rabbi of the synagogue where a deadly shooting took place last spring is retiring from his day-to-day duties.

A jar of marijuana sits on a table at Tradecraf...

New Vista Pot Shops Among The First To Open In North County

Nov. 13, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

Two marijuana dispensaries have opened in the last month in the city, with more on the way.

Palomar College President Joi Lin Blake gets re...

As Palomar College's Finances Crater, Employees Say President Should Go

Nov. 13, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

Dozens showed up to a board of governors meeting Tuesday to call for the removal of current school president Joi Lin Blake.

In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Toby MacFarla...

Del Mar Dad Gets 6 Months Prison In College Admissions Scam

Nov. 13, 2019
Collin Binkley / Associated Press

Toby MacFarlane's prison sentence is the longest among 12 other parents who have been sentenced in the widespread college admissions scandal.

Surfside satellite wagering facility, Del Mar F...

On Third Day Of Racing Two Horses Die, Third Injured At Del Mar

Nov. 11, 2019
By City News Service

On the third day of racing, two horses died after sustaining injuries at Del Mar Racetrack, and a third was hospitalized with an injury.