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San Diego Temperatures Hit Over 80 Degrees For 17 Days Straight

Aug. 14
By City News Service

The 17-day stretch is the city's longest since a streak of 19 days in 1984, and the third-longest since such record-keeping began more than 100 years ago.

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Coalition Submits Signatures To Amend Proposition 30 In 2020 Election

Aug. 14
By City News Service, Megan Burks

Backers of a proposed initiative that could increase taxes on commercial and industrial properties by undoing some protections imposed by 1978's Proposition 13 submitted thousands of petition signatures Tuesday in hopes of getting the issue before voters in 2020.

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Baby Elephant Born At San Diego Zoo Safari Park On World Elephant Day

Aug. 14
By City News Service

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park's newest elephant was introduced Tuesday to the rest of the herd, but he's sure to stand out.

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Oceanside Lifeguards Close Part Of Shoreline For Several Hours After Hammerhead Shark Sighting

Aug. 14
By City News Service

Due to a sighting of a hammerhead shark Tuesday, Oceanside lifeguards temporarily closed the city's ocean shoreline from Wisconsin Avenue to Harbor Beach. Authorities have since re-opened that section of shoreline.

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Search Concludes For Missing Camp Pendleton Marine In Philippines

Aug. 14
By City News Service

The search for a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who went overboard in the seas southeast of the Philippines has concluded after five days, officials announced Tuesday.

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Authorities Say San Pasqual-Area Wildfire Was 'Not Intentionally Set'

Aug. 13
By City News Service

A wildfire that investigators believe was deliberately set just west of San Diego Zoo Safari Park — one of three to erupt in the area in as many weeks — prompted evacuations Monday afternoon and forced the closure of a stretch of the rural highway that fronts the popular wild animal exhibition grounds.

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Fire Near San Diego Zoo Safari Park Forces Evacuations

Aug. 13
By City News Service

A wildfire just west of San Diego Zoo Safari Park — the third to erupt in the area in as many weeks — prompted evacuations Monday afternoon and forced the closure of the rural highway that fronts the popular wild-animal exhibition grounds.

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Mayor Faulconer Swears In New San Diego Fire Chief

Aug. 13
By City News Service

Colin Stowell was sworn in Monday as chief of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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Judge Clears City's Planned Plaza De Panama Project In Balboa Park

Aug. 13
By City News Service

A San Diego judge's ruling Monday clears the way for the proposed Plaza de Panama project in Balboa Park to proceed.

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Email Reveals Former Salk President's Efforts To Discourage Lawsuit

Aug. 13
By City News Service

The former president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla discouraged one of her professors from suing for gender discrimination, saying in a private email that legal action could damage the company's reputation, it was reported Monday.

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