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9/11 Hijackers Here Recalled as County Adopts Flight-School Regulations

The Board of Supervisors on Wednesday adopted regulations requiring flight schools and independent instructors that teach foreign flight students and operate at San Diego County airports to annually certify compliance with federal screening and vetting procedures. Operators who lease or sublease county property will now be required to sign a statement each fiscal year stating […]

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Student Journalists Flood San Diego for National Collegiate Press Convention

Some of the nation’s top student journalists and their college advisers will invade San Diego this weekend to hone their skills and hear from top professionals, including the public editor of The New York Times. The 30th annual national convention of Associated Collegiate Press began Thursday and lasts through Sunday at the Catamaran Resort. “Some […]

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San Diego Moves Toward Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes

Members of the City Council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee on Wednesday directed staff to develop regulations for electronic cigarettes in the city of San Diego. Councilman Mark Kersey, who brought the proposal to the committee, said the plan would be to have sellers of the devices apply for a permit under the city’s […]

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Motorist on Freeway Overpass in Oceanside

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a San Diego (5) Freeway overpass in Oceanside, authorities said Thursday. The victim was 53-year-old Oceanside resident Charles Soltysiak, Oceanside Police Department Traffic Investigator Eric Anderson said. He was struck by a westbound Ford Explorer, driven by Christian Thibodeau, 23, also of Oceanside, […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor to Power Samsung’s New Galaxy S5

Qualcomm Inc. announced Tuesday that Samsung has selected the San Diego company’s Snapdragon 801 processor for it’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5.  “Qualcomm Technologies’ diverse technology portfolio enables the right processing and connectivity solutions to meet the needs of a wide range of Samsung Galaxy customers worldwide,” said Younghee Lee, executive vice president and […]

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San Diego Names New Police Chief, Shelly Zimmerman, to Replace Lansdowne

Updated 5:27 p.m. Wednesday to add Zimmerman comments on her hiring and the state of the department. Only 24 hours after the vacancy opened, Shelley Zimmerman was named Wednesday by Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer to be the new police chief of San Diego. Zimmerman, currently an assistant chief, will succeed William Lansdowne, who announced his resignation […]