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UCLA: Despite Spending Most On Health Care, US Lags In Life Expectancy

Nov. 13
By City News Service

The United States is lagging behind other wealthy countries in life expectancy despite spending the most money on health care, according to a team jointly led by researchers from UCLA.

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Mayor-Elect Todd Gloria Names Selection Of Top Leadership Posts

Nov. 13
By City News Service

San Diego Mayor-Elect Todd Gloria Friday announced the selection of the top leadership posts for his incoming mayoral administration.

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SD County Reports Additional 1,281 COVID-19 Cases Over Two-Day Period

Nov. 13
By City News Service

San Diego County health officials have reported an additional 620 COVID-19 cases and three more deaths.

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Cool Weather To Turn Hot By Sunday In Most Parts Of San Diego County

Nov. 13
By City News Service

Cool weather will persist in San Diego County Friday, but the mercury will rise quickly over the weekend and result in unseasonably hot temperatures on Sunday and Monday.

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Fatal DUI Crashes Up In San Diego County, Despite Fewer Drivers On The Road

Nov. 13
By City News Service

San Diego County has averaged one fatal DUI crash per week over the last five months even though there are fewer drivers on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, putting the county on target to exceed its worst year for such fatalities.

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Study: Exercise Classes Decrease Loneliness, Social Isolation In Older People

Nov. 12
By City News Service

Older adults who joined group exercise classes before the coronavirus pandemic began experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, with early results suggesting that subsequent online versions are also effective.

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San Diego Courts Not Closing Despite County's Purple Tier Status

Nov. 12
By City News Service

San Diego County's recent dip into the most restrictive tier of the state's coronavirus reopening plan will not lead to additional court closures or changes to local court operations.

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Electronic Privacy Rights Coalition Praises San Diego Surveillance Ordinances

Nov. 12
By City News Service

A local privacy rights coalition Wednesday heralded the San Diego City Council's consideration of ordinances regulating the use, acquisition and funding of surveillance technology and establishing a Privacy Advisory Board.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum To Close Saturday Due To Pandemic Restrictions

Nov. 12
By City News Service, John Carroll

After reviewing options provided by the state of California regarding the coronavirus epidemic, the San Diego Air & Space Museum will close beginning Saturday, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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Mom And Pop Restaurant Prepares For San Diego County's Purple Tier

Nov. 12
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

San Diego County will soon be moving to the state’s most restrictive “purple” reopening tier, which is impacting small businesses’ operations, like the Huddle Restaurant in Mission Hills.

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SD County Will Enter Purple Tier On Saturday

Nov. 12
By City News Service

State data has landed San Diego County in the most restrictive tier of the state's COVID-19 reopening plan, meaning nonessential businesses now have one day to prepare for the regression.

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Anderson Increases Lead Over Vaus In County Supervisors Race To 85 Votes

Nov. 12
By City News Service

Former state legislator Joel Anderson increased his lead over Poway Mayor Steve Vaus to 85 votes Thursday in the race for the Second District seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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UCSD Study Finds Loneliness Peaks In 20s And 40s, Lowest In 60s

Nov. 11
By City News Service

Researchers at UC San Diego's School of Medicine have found loneliness impacts age groups differently, peaking in the 20s and reaching its lowest point in the 60s, according to a study published Wednesday.

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San Diego Prepares For Day Of Honoring Veterans

Nov. 11
By City News Service

As a county with the third highest population of veterans in the United States, San Diego County has multiple events Wednesday meant to honor those who served in the Armed Forces.

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Anderson Passes Vaus In County Supervisors Race, Leads By 7 Votes

Nov. 11
By City News Service

Former state legislator Joel Anderson took a seven- vote lead over Poway Mayor Steve Vaus Wednesday in the race for the Second District seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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San Diego County Will Enter Purple Tier Saturday As COVID-19 Cases Increase

Nov. 10
By City News Service

Nonessential San Diego County businesses have three days to prepare for California's purple tier, county health officials announced Tuesday after state data officially landed the region in the most restrictive tier of the COVID-19 reopening plan.

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Anderson Passes Vaus In County Supervisors Race, Leads By 7 Votes

Nov. 10
By City News Service

Former state legislator Joel Anderson took a seven-vote lead over Poway Mayor Steve Vaus Tuesday in the race for the Second District seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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Vaus Lead Shrinks To 111 Votes In County Supervisors Race

Nov. 10
By City News Service

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus' lead shrank to 111 votes Monday in the race for the Second District seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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San Diego County Reports 513 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Nov. 8
By City News Service

San Diego County reported 513 new COVID-19 infections and no new deaths Sunday, raising the region's total to 60,169 cases with the death toll remaining at 908.

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Campa-Najjar Concedes 50th Congressional District Race To Issa

Nov. 8
By City News Service

Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar conceded the race for the vacant 50th Congressional District seat and congratulated his opponent, former Rep. Darrell Issa.

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More Showers, High Winds Expected For San Diego County

Nov. 8
By City News Service

Another storm system from the north was expected to bring strong west winds and additional showers to San Diego County Sunday, along with more snow in the mountains.

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SD County Reports 540 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death

Nov. 7
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials have reported 540 new COVID-19 infections and one new death related to the illness.

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Widespread Showers, Thunderstorms Hit San Diego County

Nov. 7
By City News Service

The first storm of the season was expected to bring widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms to San Diego County Saturday, with heavy snow in the mountains.

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San Diego Reports 480 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths As Purple Tier Looms

Nov. 6
By City News Service

In recent weeks, the region had an unadjusted rate well above the purple tier guidelines, but a significant effort to increase the volume of tests had allowed for an adjustment to bring it back to the red, or substantial, tier.

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County Health Officials Urge Public To Continue Routine Medical, Dental Care

Nov. 6
By City News Service

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency urged San Diegans to not delay routine medical and dental care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Man Convicted In Fatal Coronado Bridge Crash Released From Prison Early

Nov. 6
By City News Service

A man sentenced to nearly a decade in state prison for crashing a pickup truck over the side of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, killing four people and injuring several others, was released from state prison Friday.

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SANDAG Report Highlights Drug, Abuse Trends Among Local Female Arrestees

Nov. 6
By City News Service

The report, which examined gender differences between adult arrestees in 2019, concluded substance abuse was at a 20-year high among arrestees in the region, with four out of five testing positive for any drug in 2019, and one in three testing positive for multiple drugs.

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First Cannabis Business Since Measure Q Passed Opens In Chula Vista

Nov. 6
By City News Service

Measure Q authorizes commercial cannabis retail, delivery, testing, cultivation and manufacturing in the city. A total of 12 cannabis retail operations are allowed in Chula Vista.

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Cold Storm Arrives Friday, San Diego Prepares For Inclement Weather

Nov. 6
By City News Service, Jacob Aere

A cold storm system will arrive Friday in San Diego County, bringing gusty conditions along with rain showers throughout the weekend.

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530 New COVID-19 Cases Reported As County Teeters On Sliding Into Purple Tier

Nov. 5
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 530 new COVID-19 infections Thursday, raising the region's total to 58,636 cases. San Diego County had an unadjusted new daily coronavirus case rate of 8.7 per 100,000.

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Toni Atkins Wins 39th District State Senate Race

Nov. 3
By City News Service

In the lone state Senate race in the county, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, claimed victory over Republican Linda Blankenship in District 39, which stretches from Solana Beach to southern San Diego, and east into San Pasqual Valley.

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Opioid Deaths Spike Sharply In Last 5 Years, Continue To Rise In SD County

Nov. 5
By City News Service

According to a San Diego County prescription drug abuse report released Thursday, local opioid and prescription drug overdose deaths have increased significantly in recent years.

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People Affected By Wildfires Granted New Extension On Tax Returns, Payments

Nov. 5
By City News Service

Taxpayers in areas that were declared disaster areas by Gov. Gavin Newsom are granted an extension until Jan. 15 to file California tax returns on 2019 income and make any tax payments that would have been due between Sept. 4 and Jan. 15.

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Flu Activity Low In San Diego County, COVID-19 Measures Cited As Factor

Nov. 5
By City News Service

The county said a total of 18 influenza cases have been reported this flu season compared to 400 cases at the same time last year. There have also been no influenza deaths this flu season, while three flu-related deaths occurred at the same time last year.

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San Diego County Moves Toward Dreaded 'Purple' Tier Of COVID-19 System

Nov. 4
By City News Service

San Diego County took its first step into the dreaded "purple" tier of the state's four-tiered COVID-19 reopening plan Wednesday, leaving just one week to determine if the county will be forced to shutter nonessential indoor businesses.

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Man Convicted In Fatal Coronado Bridge Crash Slated For Early Release

Nov. 4
By City News Service

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office said it was recently notified that Richard Anthony Sepolio, 27, will be released on Friday after serving two years and 10 months of his nine-year, eight-month prison sentence.

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Tasha Boerner Horvath Lead Against Melanie Burkholder In 76th Assembly District Holding

Nov. 3
By City News Service

In the 76th District, Tasha Boerner Horvath, D-Encinitas, was leading comfortably against Republican challenger Melanie Burkholder, a mental health counselor and former Secret Service agent.

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Warm Weather Expected In San Diego County Until Friday, Then Cold Arrives

Nov. 4
By City News Service

Unseasonably warm weather is expected Wednesday and Thursday throughout San Diego County, then a cold front will arrive on Friday and bring a slight chance of rain in most of the region this weekend.

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San Diego County Reports 293 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 Deaths

Nov. 4
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials have reported 293 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths, raising the region's case total to 57,702 and the region's death toll to 901.

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Vargas Wins Third Straight Election Against Hidalgo For 51st Congressional District

Nov. 3
By City News Service

Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, has won against Republican challenger Juan Hidalgo Jr. for the third straight election to represent California's 51st Congressional District seat.

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Two Suspects In Destructive La Mesa Protest-Riot Jailed

Nov. 3
By City News Service

Two men were behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of torching buildings and looting businesses during a La Mesa police-brutality protest that devolved into rioting and violence last spring.

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San Diego-Area Law Enforcement Officials Say They're Prepared For Election

Nov. 3
By City News Service

With the most divisive national election in generations upon us, San Diego-area law enforcement officials said they are prepared should the long-simmering divisions boil over into civic clashes on the streets as ballots are cast and counted.

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Voters Can Ride For Free On MTS, NCTD Transit All Day To Cast Their Ballots

Nov. 3
By City News Service

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit District will host the region's third "Free Ride Day" Tuesday, making all fixed-route bus and rail services free for everyone to use throughout San Diego County.

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San Diego County Reports 307 New COVID-19 Cases

Nov. 2
By City News Service

Of the total number of cases in the county, 3,944 — or 6.9% — have required hospitalization and 914 patients -- or 1.6% of all cases -- had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

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San Diego County Reports 352 New COVID-19 Cases

Nov. 1
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials have reported 352 new COVID-19 cases and no new fatalities, raising the region's case total to 57,102 with the death toll remaining at 891.

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Warm Day Expected Across San Diego County

Nov. 1
By City News Service

A warm afternoon is expected Sunday across San Diego County, probably a few degrees warmer than Saturday.

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SD County Reports 381 New COVID-19 Cases And 3 New Deaths

Nov. 1
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials have reported 381 new COVID-19 cases and three new fatalities, raising the region's total to 56,750 cases and 891 deaths.

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Warm Days, Cool Nights Expected For San Diego County

Oct. 31
By City News Service

High pressure will bring warm days and cool nights across San Diego this weekend and into next week, the National Weather Service said Saturday.

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Fall Back: It's Time To Roll Back Clocks As Daylight Saving Time Ends

Oct. 31
By City News Service

Just what everyone wanted — another hour of 2020. Like it or not, you'll get an extra hour this weekend, when Daylight Saving Time comes to an end early Sunday morning.

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Polling Locations Open Early In San Diego Election First

Oct. 31
By City News Service

In a first for San Diego County elections, the polls for the Nov. 3 Presidential General Election will open for four days, starting Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.