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  • SDUSD mulls more layoffs, border wall business ties & Islamophobia

    SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday is scheduled to consider adding 190 employees to a list of 1,500 who have received layoff notices. The proposal comes as district officials grapple with balancing a $124 million budget shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year. Those newly on the chopping block include more than 40 library technicians, mental health workers and bus drivers, along with other support staff. Notices have already been served on teachers, tech […]

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    Elevated surf, strong rips and warm temperatures ahead

    Big waves and strong rip currents are expected to develop Friday off the San Diego County coast.

  • Commercial growers request county help to combat citrus pest

    The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to form a special district to combat a pest that could threaten San Diego County's $126 million citrus crop.

  • Electrical fire causes $150,000 damage to Vista home

    VISTA – An electrical fire at a Vista home left three people and their pets displaced and caused about $150,000 in damage, officials said. Firefighters sent to 1850 Manzanita Court shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday rescued two dogs and a tortoise. One of the dogs suffered smoke inhalation injuries and was treated at the scene, Vista Deputy Fire Chief Ned Vander Pol said. Crews were able to contain the fire to the attic, but some of the contents of the […]

  • Man survives drive-by gunshot to chest

    SAN DIEGO – A 28-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting early Friday in the Cherokee Point neighborhood near City Heights. The victim and a friend were walking along the westbound side of University Avenue near 35th Street when someone inside an eastbound car opened fire on them shortly after 1 a.m., San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his upper chest, but was able to run off with his companion. Heims […]

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    Motorcyclist injured while lane splitting to evade cops

    SAN DIEGO – A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries when he crashed while attempting to split lanes in Pacific Beach, police said Thursday. The 23-year-old rider was speeding along eastbound Garnet Avenue shortly before midnight and attempted to maneuver through two cars stopped at a red light near Fanuel Street, but ended up clipping both, according to San Diego police Officer Robert Heims. The rider was ejected from his motorcycle. Heims said he was taken to a hospital to be treated […]

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    One-time unpaid ticket amnesty program expires Monday

    SAN DIEGO – Monday is the last day to apply for a program that allows one-time amnesty for some unpaid pre-2013 traffic tickets and non- traffic infractions. In June 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the one-time amnesty program, which was created as an incentive for people to resolve infraction- related delinquencies. It was initially set to end Friday, but was pushed back to the next court day because Cesar Chavez Day is a judicial holiday. “This is an […]

  • Navy deploys San Diego-based USS Sterett & Dewey to the Western Pacific

    SAN DIEGO – Two San Diego-based destroyers are scheduled to leave Friday for the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Sterett and USS Dewey will deploy with embarked helicopter detachments from Helicopter Maritime Squadrons 49 and 78, which are based at Naval Air Station North Island. The vessels will make up a surface action group that will be overseen by the Third Fleet throughout the deployment. Normally, ships fall under the command of other fleets as they sail into their geographic […]

  • Cab driver robbed at gunpoint on freeway

    A 26-year-old San Diego man was behind bars Thursday on suspicion of robbing a taxi driver at gunpoint, threatening the cabbie and vandalizing his car during a ride along Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.