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Water in a sink inside a bathroom at Lake Poway...

Week After Contamination, Poway Boil-Water Advisory Lifted

Dec. 6
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

Poway lifted the advisory after test results came back clean and said residents can use tap water for "all purposes."

Lime scooters being loaded inside a truck, July...

Lime Scooters Aren't Going Anywhere, City Loses Battle To Revoke Operating Permit

Dec. 6
By Matt Hoffman

A city of San Diego administrative hearing officer has decided that, in trying to revoke Lime's permit to operate, city officials did not give proper notice of alleged geofencing violations to Lime or prove that the scooter company failed to comply with the requirements.

Storm clouds over Ocean Beach, November 19, 2019.

California Could See Storm Damages Costing A Billion Dollars Each Year

Dec. 6
By Erik Anderson

California can expect to sustain significant economic damage from storm systems known as atmospheric rivers.

A rendering of the proposed Newland Sierra deve...

North County Mayors Gather To Support Controversial Development

Dec. 5
By Priya Sridhar

The project, proposed by the developer Newland Sierra, is slated for an area near San Marcos and Escondido.

In a May 19, 2015 file photo, R. Scott Turner, ...

Experts Split Sharply Over Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

Dec. 5
Marilynn Marchione / Associated Press

During Thursday's presentation at an Alzheimer's conference in San Diego, the developers convinced some experts that the drug deserves serious consideration. But others were dubious.

Mexican black tar heroin seized during a police...

County Health Officials Issue Medical Advisory For Bacteria Illnesses Linked To Heroin Use

Dec. 5
By City News Service

County health officials issued an advisory to the medical community Wednesday in response to the deaths of seven local residents in the last two months from a bacterial infection linked to the use of black tar heroin.

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Trial For Accused Poway Synagogue Shooter Set For June

Dec. 5
By City News Service

The June trial date could shift depending on a pending death penalty decision by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office. A March 5 status conference date may shed more light on the prosecution's decision regarding capital punishment.

Firefighters battle the Maria Fire in Californi...

California To Protect Insurance Policies In Wildfire Areas

Dec. 5
Adam Beam / Associated Press

California has ordered insurance companies to stop dropping customers who live in areas affected by recent wildfires. The order from Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will only last for one year.

A closeup of a beam scale in New York, April 3,...

Time-Restricted Eating Could Lead To Weight Loss, Scientists Find

Dec. 5
By Shalina Chatlani

A trial including nearly 20 people showed restricted eating windows of about 10 hours helped participants lose weight, among other health benefits.

The outside of the San Diego Unified School Dis...

Mobile App Allows San Diego Students To Report Abuse

Dec. 5
By Joe Hong

Students, parents and community members can now report suspected child abusers with a few taps on their smartphones.

Al Gore addresses the audience about climate ch...

Former VP Al Gore Warns Salk Audience Of Rapidly Warming Climate

Dec. 4
By Erik Anderson

The former vice president warns a San Diego audience that climate change is already happening.

A flu vaccine vial is shown in this undated pho...

San Diego Records Sixth Flu Death Of The Season

Dec. 4
By City News Service

The 59-year-old woman died Nov. 23, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. There was no indication in her medical record that she had received this season's flu vaccine, and health officials said she had additional unspecified medical issues.

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

Backed-Up Storm Drain Caused Poway's Water Contamination

Dec. 2
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

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

A wanted poster of Jehad Serwan Mostafa release...

Reward Offered For Former San Diego Man Accused Of Supporting African Terrorist Group

Dec. 2
By City News Service

Jehad Serwan Mostafa, 37, is charged in a superseding indictment with providing support to Somali-based terrorist organization al-Shabaab, described by prosecutors as a "militant Islamic" group responsible for numerous deadly attacks on Somali government and military members in East Africa.

In this undated photo, a health worker draws bl...

Where To Find Free HIV Testing For World AIDS Day (And After Too)

Dec. 2
By Tarryn Mento

UC San Diego is making free HIV testing more accessible to residents through Thursday to mark World AIDS Day, which occurred on Dec. 1.

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