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Rotary Club Planning 50th Poway Days Parade

The Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps is seeking community help in planning the 50th anniversary of the popular Poway Days Parade. The parade and associated 5K Run is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6.  The civic tradition was almost canceled in 2013, but a number of sponsors stepped forward, including Walmart, Toyota of Poway and First Stat Nursing Services. […]

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Hired This Gent? North County Repairman Suspected of Home Burglaries

Sheriff’s deputies investigating a North County repairman suspected of burglarizing homes during jobs asked Wednesday for any former clients who may have been victimized to come forward. Carlos Barajas, 31, of RB Remodeling was arrested April 9 on suspicion of check fraud and burglary, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The investigation started […]

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Man Badly Burned in Solana Beach Apartment Fire

A man suffered burns on 50 percent of his body in an apartment fire in Solana Beach early Wednesday. The fire at 833 South Cedros Ave. erupted around 2 a.m., according to San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Tomaiko. Firefighters rescued the injured man from an apartment and took him to UCSD Burn Center to […]

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Marijuana Use, Poverty Up, Teen Pregnancy Down Among San Diego Youth, Study Says

Teen pregnancy, child abuse and arrests among San Diego’s youth declined over the past few years, but alcohol and tobacco use remained prevalent and marijuana use increased among seventh-graders, according to a report presented to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Between 2011 and 2013, researchers compiling the biennial “Report Card on Children and Families” measured […]

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Scripps Advance Created to Identify and Fund Potential New Drugs

The Scripps Research Institute announced Monday the formation of Scripps Advance, a new drug discovery initiative to translate early-stage biomedical research projects, both inside and outside of Scripps, into clinical development candidates. Scripps Advance’s first collaborator in this new endeavor is the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in California. “Scripps Advance is a truly novel type […]