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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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Waste Canister Incident At San Onofre Nuclear Plant Prompts Further Training

Aug. 13
By City News Service

An incident last week involving a canister containing spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station prompted the utility operating the station to direct additional training measures from the contractor in charge of transferring the fuel, it was reported Monday.

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Judge Encouraged By Government Efforts To Find And Reunite Deported Parents With Children

Aug. 10
By City News Service

A federal judge in San Diego said Friday he is encouraged by the government's plan to locate parents who were either deported or released into the United States after being separated from their children at the border as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration.

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Sentencing Set For Ex-Torrey Pines High Student Who Posted Threats Online

Aug. 10
By City News Service

A former Torrey Pines High School student who posted threats targeting the school on his Instagram account is scheduled to be sentenced Friday at the downtown San Diego Central Courthouse.

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City Council Rejects Putting Convention Center Expansion Initiative On November Ballot

Aug. 9
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Thursday rejected an initiative for the November ballot that would have raised the hotel tax to fund convention center expansion, homelessness services and street repairs.

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Judge To Hear Update On Effort To Find Parents Already Deported Or Released

Aug. 10
By City News Service

A federal judge in San Diego Friday will hear an update on the government's effort to find parents who have been deported or released back into the United States after being separated from their children at the border as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration.

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Wildfire Breaks Out Near San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Aug. 9
By City News Service

A wildfire in near Ramona has burned about 150 acres of land east of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Cal Fire reports that the fire is 30 percent contained and the forward rate of spread has been stopped.

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San Diego Councilwoman Zapf Endorses SDSU West

Aug. 9
By City News Service

San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf Thursday endorsed the SDSU West initiative to redevelop the Mission Valley stadium site.

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Park View Little Leaguers Eliminated In West Regional

Aug. 9
By City News Service

The all-star team from Chula Vista's Park View Little League's hopes of reaching the World Series for the third time since 2009 ended Wednesday night with a 7-5 loss to its counterparts from the Tri City Little League in the West Regional.

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Scripps Oceanography Reports Another Record-High Sea Surface Temperature

Aug. 9
By City News Service

Extreme heat Thursday and high surf in San Diego could cause potentially dangerous conditions at the beach this weekend.

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Judge Says Ban On Deporting Reunited Families To Remain In Effect

Aug. 8
By City News Service

An order barring the federal government from deporting recently reunited parents and children who were separated at the border due to the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration will remain in effect until further notice, a San Diego judge overseeing the case said Wednesday.

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Navy Helicopter Crewman Killed In North Island Fuel Tank Accident

Aug. 8
By City News Service

A helicopter crewman was killed and another was injured last week in a fuel tank accident at Naval Air Station North Island, officials said.

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Judge In Border Family Separations Case To Hear Motion In Related Case

Aug. 8
By City News Service

A federal judge in San Diego overseeing the reunification of parents and their children separated at the border due to the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration will consider Wednesday a motion for a temporary restraining order in a related case transferred from the District of Columbia.

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Park View Little Leaguers Seek Win To Avoid Elimination In West Regional

Aug. 8
By City News Service

The all-star team from Chula Vista's Park View Little League will again be in a must-win situation Wednesday when it faces its counterparts from the Tri City Little League in the West Regional.

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San Diego Zoo Adds A Dozen Flamingo Chicks

Aug. 8
By City News Service

The San Diego Zoo has added 13 flamingo chicks to its flock, 12 of which are being raised by foster parents.

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Summer Heat Wave Keeps San Diego Area Sweltering

Aug. 8
By City News Service

A heat wave that has made an already torrid summer downright oppressive in the San Diego area sent temperatures skyrocketing across the region for a second straight day Wednesday.

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San Diego County Board Of Supervisors Approves $25M For Affordable Housing Projects

Aug. 7
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday authorized county staff to enter into negotiations and award up to $25 million for the development of 503 units of affordable housing across seven properties.

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State Appeals Court Rejects San Diego City Attorney's Petition To Block Stadium Initiatives

Aug. 7
By City News Service

A state appeals court panel rejected San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott's emergency petition to remove the SDSU West and SoccerCity initiatives from the November ballot.

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San Diego City Council Approves 20-Year Lease For Chicano Park Museum

Aug. 7
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a 20-year lease that will pave the way for a museum and community center at a city-owned property adjacent to Chicano Park.

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Park View Little Leaguers In Must-Win Situation

Aug. 7
By City News Service

The all-star team from Chula Vista's Park View Little League will try to avoid being eliminated from the West Regional Tuesday when it faces its counterparts from Tucson, Arizona's Sunnyside Little League in San Bernardino.

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Monsoonal Moisture To Return After Final Day Of Heat Wave In San Diego County

Aug. 7
By City News Service

The second day of a heat wave is expected to send temperatures soaring into the triple digits Tuesday in San Diego County.

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Lease Extended For Aztecs Football At SDCCU Stadium

Aug. 6
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Monday approved a lease extension between the city and San Diego State University for the Aztecs to continue playing football at SDCCU Stadium.

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County To Conduct Two Mosquito Larvicide Drops This Week

Aug. 6
By City News Service

San Diego County's Vector Control Program will conduct two mosquito-fighting larvicide drops this week after recent heat waves and high tides increased insect populations, the county announced Monday.

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Park View Little Leaguers Seek Second Win In West Regional

Aug. 6
By City News Service

The all-star team from Chula Vista's Park View Little League will try for its second victory in two days in the West Regional when it faces its counterparts from Las Vegas' Silverado West Little League Monday in San Bernardino.

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Heat Wave To Descend On San Diego Again This Week

Aug. 6
By City News Service

National Weather Service forecasters have issued an excessive heat warning in San Diego County from 10 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Construction Company Announced For Comic-Con Museum

Aug. 3
By City News Service

Local construction firm KCM Group announced Friday it will oversee design, permitting and building of the Comic-Con Museum, which will fill the three-story, 68,000-square-feet Balboa Park space that previously housed the San Diego Hall of Champions sports museum.

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Border Patrol Seizes Largest-Ever Stash Of Fentanyl Pills At US-Mexico Port

Aug. 3
By City News Service

A 19-year-old U.S. citizen living in Tijuana was arrested at the San Ysidro Port of Entry with 61 pounds of methamphetamine, 14 pounds of heroin and just under 11,500 fentanyl pills, authorities said.

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State Allocates Half A Million Dollars To Monitor Air Quality In San Ysidro

Aug. 3
By City News Service, Katie Schoolov

Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, Friday addressed the California Air Resources Board's recent $492,000 donation to Casa Familiar to continue air quality monitoring in San Ysidro.

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San Diego Council Committee Advances Utilities Department Code Amendments

Aug. 2
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council's Environment Committee Thursday advanced to the full council code amendments intended to improve Public Utilities Department operations following public unrest over inaccurate water billing from late 2017 into this year.

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State Supreme Court Rules Against San Diego Pension Reform

Aug. 2
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The state Supreme Court Thursday ruled against a San Diego citizens' initiative that cut back city employee pensions in favor of 401(k)-style retirement plans, and ordered an appeal court to consider a remedy for millions in lost compensation related to the initiative.

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Border Patrol Agents Who Shot, Wounded Rock-Throwing Suspect Identified

Aug. 1
By City News Service

Authorities on Wednesday released the names of two U.S. Border Patrol officers involved in a weekend shooting that wounded a man who allegedly assaulted one of the lawmen's colleagues with a rock during a predawn encounter in the Tijuana River Valley.

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San Diego City Council To Hold Second Reading On Short-term Rental Regulations

Aug. 1
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council will hold a second and final reading for new short-term rental regulations during a special meeting Wednesday.

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SDG&E Submits Application For Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilots

Aug. 1
By City News Service

The programs are intended to reduce "range anxiety," air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Range anxiety, the concern that a car battery will run out of power before the next charging station, is the leading barrier to clean transportation adoption, according to SDG&E.

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City Council Approves Mission Valley Stadium Redevelopment Proposals For November Ballot

July 30
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The San Diego City Council Monday will consider two citizen ballot initiatives to redevelop the Mission Valley stadium site.

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Four San Diego County Parks Close Due To Extreme Heat

July 30
By City News Service

Several San Diego County parks will close for the month of August, in a precautionary move taken annually due to expected extreme heat levels, the county Parks and Recreation department announced Monday.

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Evacuations Ordered As Fire Spreads Near Zoo Safari Park

July 27
By City News Service

CalFire San Diego said the fire has burned 240 acres and is 5 percent contained. Residents who live near the fire are urged to call 211 for the latest information.

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Judge To Get Update On Government Efforts To Reunify Children With Parents

July 27
By City News Service

A federal judge in San Diego will get an update Friday on efforts by the government to finish reuniting children who were separated from their families at the border, one day after a deadline set by the judge for the process to be completed.

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Heat Wave In San Diego County Expected To Break

July 27
By City News Service

A record-setting heat wave that sent temperatures soaring into the triple digits in San Diego County this week is expected to break Friday, but temperatures will remain above average into next week.

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Deputy Accused Of Groping Women On Duty Says Charges 'Simply Untrue'

July 26
By City News Service

A San Diego County sheriff's deputy charged with groping 13 women he encountered while on duty over a two-year period spoke publicly Thursday for the first time about the case against him, telling reporters the charges are false.

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SDCCU Stadium Agreement Advances To San Diego City Council

July 26
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee Wednesday advanced without recommendation an agreement between the city and San Diego State University for the Aztecs to continue playing football at SDCCU Stadium.

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Extreme Heat Will Continue In San Diego County Through Friday

July 26
By City News Service

A record-setting heat wave that has caused San Diego County to swelter is expected to continue Thursday and persist through Friday night.

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