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San Diego City, County Offices Closed On MLK Day

Jan. 20
By City News Service

All San Diego city and county government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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County Health Reports 2 TB Cases; Advises Testing For Those Exposed

Jan. 17
By City News Service

The county Health and Human Services Agency Friday reported two unrelated tuberculosis cases, and that people may have been exposed to the bacteria at Southwestern and San Diego City colleges, and on a Metropolitan Transit System bus route.

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City Council Votes 3-1 To Pass Climate Emergency Resolution

Jan. 16
By City News Service

The resolution has no council action attached, but voting for it is the first step toward getting more meaningful ordinances in front of the full city council. San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento have all declared climate emergencies.

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Fast-Moving Storm Could Bring Rain, Snow To San Diego County

Jan. 16
By City News Service

A fast-moving storm will bring a chance of rain and snow in San Diego County Thursday before exiting by midday Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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San Diego Sues SDG&E Over Recycled Water Project

Jan. 16
By City News Service

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott argued SDG&E is contractually required to cover the costs of the Pure Water project, but the utility said customers outside of San Diego shouldn't pay for it.


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San Diego Zoo Announces Birth Of Andean Bear Cub

Jan. 16
By City News Service

Andean bears, also known as spectacled bears for the patch of white or light brown fur around their eyes, make their home in the Andean jungles of South America. The species is considered vulnerable, primarily due to habitat loss.

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SD County Records 9 More Flu Deaths, Bringing Number To 20 This Season

Jan. 15
By City News Service

The ages of the patients ranged from 45 to 88, and all had underlying medical conditions with the exception of a 57-year-old San Diego woman who died Jan. 3, according to the HHSA.

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San Diego Federal Judge Grants Attorney Access For Migrants At Border

Jan. 15
By City News Service

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled Tuesday that migrants at the border may consult with lawyers during their "non-refoulement" interviews, during which they must express why they would face persecution or harm if they are returned to Mexico.

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Cold Storm Expected To Bring Rain, Snow In San Diego County

Jan. 15
By City News Service

A storm that is expected to bring a chance of rain and snow on Thursday continued creeping toward San Diego County Wednesday.

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Homelessness Main Topic In Tuesday's State Of The City Address

Jan. 15
By City News Service

Homelessness and lack of housing will be front and center as Mayor Kevin Faulconer delivers his sixth and final State of the City address Wednesday.

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San Diego City Council Moves Forward On Affordable Housing Bond Measure

Jan. 14
By City News Service

On a 6-3 vote, the council approved a resolution clearing the way for its staff to craft a ballot measure and bring it back to the council for another vote in June. If approved again by two-thirds of the council, the bond issue would go before voters in November. It would also require approval from two-thirds of voters.

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Supervisors OK Moratorium On Sale Of E-Smoking Devices, Tobacco Ban In Unincorporated Areas

Jan. 14
By City News Service

The moratorium on electronic smoking devices would last until Feb. 28, 2021 — but could be lifted sooner in accordance with U.S. Center for Disease Control policy.

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San Diego County Supervisors OK Money For Psych Beds In North County

Jan. 14
By City News Service

County officials and Tri-City Medical Center reached an agreement in principle last August to reopen the psychiatric unit, which closed in October 2018 and left the region without access to emergency mental health care.

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Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2, Seriously Injures 1 On I-5 In Carlsbad

Jan. 14
By City News Service

Two motorists were killed and a passenger suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning when a pickup truck heading the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad crashed head-on into a sedan following a brief police pursuit in Oceanside.

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Greg Cox Takes Over As Chairman Of County Board Of Supervisors

Jan. 14
By City News Service

Supervisor Jim Desmond was voted in as vice chairman, and his colleague Nathan Fletcher will serve as chair pro-tem.

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Supporting Working Parents Can Boost Economy, Pair Of Studies Find

Jan. 13
By City News Service, Joe Hong

Two new reports found that child care options can be scarce for working parents in San Diego County. The good news is most employers want to help.

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City Council OKs Ban On Pot Billboards Near Schools, Public Parks

Jan. 13
By City News Service

The changes were necessary because state law only applied to legitimate cannabis businesses advertising on billboards and is enforceable only by state officials, and not applicable to illegal cannabis businesses.

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Cool, Dry Weather Expected This Week In San Diego

Jan. 13
By City News Service

Weather forecasters say that a series of weather disturbances across California this week will keep Southern California cool and dry through Wednesday.

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Jewish Family Service Migrant Shelter Moved To Different Facility

Jan. 13
By City News Service

The nonprofit organization's lease with the county of San Diego to operate the shelter out of a county-owned property concluded at the end of 2019.

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SANDAG Approves Issuing $90 Million In Bonds For Bike Projects

Jan. 10
By City News Service

After hours of discussion, public comment and two rounds of voting, the San Diego Association of Governments on Friday approved issuing $90 million in bonds to continue plans of expanding the network of bike lanes throughout San Diego County.

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Alliant International University To Honor Student Killed In Iran Plane Crash

Jan. 13
By City News Service

Alliant International University plans to honor a student killed in last week's crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran, university officials said Monday.

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San Diego College Student Among Victims of Iran Airliner Crash

Jan. 10
By City News Service

A 23-year-old Alliant International University student was among those killed in this week's deadly crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran, the administration of the San Diego college confirmed Friday.

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San Diego Unified School District Sues Juul For Marketing E-Cigarettes To Children

Jan. 9
By City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District is suing Juul for marketing its e-cigarettes and related products to children, joining four other Southern California school districts in targeting the vaping company in court.

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Airport Authority Paving Way For New Terminal At San Diego International Airport

Jan. 9
By City News Service

Plans to replace an aging terminal at San Diego International Airport cleared a hurdle Thursday, with the Airport Authority Board's unanimous approval of the Environmental Impact Report for its major redevelopment plan.

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Tiger Woods Commits To Farmers Insurance Open At Torrey Pines

Jan. 9
By City News Service

Tiger Woods has committed to the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, during which he'll pursue an eighth tournament victory and the chance to become the PGA Tour's all-time winningest golfer, event organizers announced Thursday.

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San Diego County Proposes Crackdown On Vaping With New Ordinances

Jan. 9
By City News Service

A series of local ordinances were proposed Thursday to combat a spate of San Diego County vaping-related illnesses and injuries.

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Scattered Showers, Gusty Winds Expected In San Diego County

Jan. 9
By City News Service

Scattered showers could fall throughout San Diego County Thursday, but dry weather will return on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Mayor Faulconer Marks Completion Of Dedicated Bus Lane Along El Cajon Boulevard

Jan. 8
By City News Service, Ebone Monet

Civic and transit leaders said Wednesday a newly completed three-mile dedicated bus lane along El Cajon Boulevard will reduce traffic congestion and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Rocky Long Steps Down As San Diego State Head Coach

Jan. 8
By City News Service

After taking the San Diego State University Aztecs to nine straight bowl appearances, head football coach Rocky Long announced Wednesday he's stepping down and handing the reins to former Aztec coach Brady Hoke.

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San Diego's Native Hermes Copper Butterfly Proposed For Endangered Species List

Jan. 7
By City News Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it is proposing to list a butterfly native to San Diego County as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

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Local Military Bases Tighten Security As Tensions Rise In Middle East

Jan. 6
By City News Service

Military bases throughout San Diego County have instituted heightened security measures and warned of increased entry gate delays, according to base Twitter posts.

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Santa Ana Winds, Warmer Temperatures Expected In San Diego County

Jan. 6
By City News Service

Gusty winds are expected in San Diego County Monday and could prove hazardous for high-profile vehicles traveling through mountains passes, according to the National Weather Service.

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UCSD Health, San Diego Zoo Safari Park Team Up To Save Gorilla's Eyesight

Jan. 6
By City News Service

The park's veterinarians organized a team of internal and external experts, including ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists from UC San Diego Health, to perform the park's first-ever cataract surgery on a gorilla.

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Flu Cases Spike Countywide, 2 More Flu-Related Deaths Reported

Jan. 2
By City News Service

Two more residents died due to flu complications last week while lab-confirmed flu cases spiked to nearly 1,400, county health officials announced Thursday.

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Women Suing GirlsDoPorn For Lying About Online Videos

Jan. 2
By City News Service

The plaintiffs — identified in court documents as Jane Does 1 through 22 — were awarded just under $9.5 million in compensatory damages — individual amounts differ for each victim — and $3.3 million in punitive damages, totaling $150,000 per plaintiff.

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Lawsuits Filed Against San Diego Diocese On Behalf Of Alleged Sex Assault Victims

Jan. 2
By City News Service

Multiple lawsuits were filed Thursday against the Catholic Diocese of San Diego and numerous local parishes on behalf of alleged victims of childhood sexual abuse, with recently enacted legislation allowing such legal action even if the alleged abuse occurred outside of the statute of limitations.

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SANDAG, Caltrans To Begin Two Weeks Of Overnight Lane, Ramp Closures

Jan. 2
By City News Service

The San Diego Association of Governments and Caltrans will begin two weeks of overnight lane and ramp closures along northbound Interstate 805 Thursday to continue construction in Chula Vista and National City.

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San Diego County Facilities Closed For New Year's, Parks And Campgrounds Open

Dec. 31, 2019
By City News Service

Most county-run facilities will be closed Wednesday in observance of New Year's Day, but essential services, including Sheriff's Department patrols and animal control emergency response, will continue during the holiday.

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Warmer, Windier Weather In Forecast For San Diego

Dec. 31, 2019
By City News Service

Warmer and windier is on tap for the San Diego area leading into the new year, with no rain on the horizon, according to the National Weather Service.

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Man Killed, Girl Hurt In Crash Into Fallen Tree On SR-79 Near Palomar Mountain

Dec. 31, 2019
By City News Service

Two motorists stopped near the tree, but a man driving a Kia Sorrento northbound on SR-79 failed to notice the downed tree in time and crashed into it, authorities said.

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SDPD Identifies Guard Killed At Homeless Shelter

Dec. 30, 2019
By City News Service

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday outside the Alpha Project shelter at 1700 Imperial Ave., police said. The gunman approached the guard outside the shelter and shot him several times, then fled the scene.

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San Diego Zoo Announces Death Of Elephant Named Tembo

Dec. 30, 2019
By City News Service

According to the zoo, the pachyderm "had been under veterinary care, including stem cell-therapy, to alleviate age-related ailments over a long period of time."

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Transit Agencies Offer Free Rides, Extended Trolley Service On New Year's Eve

Dec. 30, 2019
By City News Service

MTS is also partnering with ride-hailing company Lyft to provide discounts to help people get home safely on New Year's Eve.

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San Diego Blood Bank Issues Urgent Call For Type O Blood

Dec. 30, 2019
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Type O positive, the most common blood type, is needed by many hospital patients. Type O negative, the universal blood type, can be given to any patient and is often used in emergency rooms when there is no time to determine the blood type of the patient.

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Pacific Storm Weakens Off San Diego Coast

Dec. 30, 2019
By City News Service

A storm that was headed toward the San Diego area is weakening as it moves south from the Central California coast and now is forecast to bring little, if any, rain, the National Weather Service said Monday.

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Horse Dies Last Week During Light Running at Santa Anita

Dec. 30, 2019
By City News Service

Santa Anita — and the sport in general — have faced increasing pressure from animal-rights activists amid the death of at least 38 horses at the track over the last year, which included 2017 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway.

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Annual Balboa Park Holiday Food Truck Festival Underway

Dec. 27, 2019
By City News Service, Shalina Chatlani

Food trucks will be open for business from noon until 7 p.m. each day.

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City Kicks Off Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Dec. 26, 2019
By City News Service

The city's 46th annual Christmas tree recycling program will begin Thursday, with 17 drop-off locations located throughout the San Diego area.

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Winter Storm Warning In Effect As Heavy Rain Drenches San Diego

Dec. 26, 2019
By City News Service

Steady rain showers are expected throughout San Diego County Thursday and heavy snow could fall in the mountains, potentially making driving difficult.

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Water Contact Closure Extended To IB, Silver Strand, Coronado Shore

Dec. 24, 2019
By City News Service

According to the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, recent rainfall has caused runoff in the Tijuana River to enter the Tijuana Estuary on the U.S. side of the border.

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