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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 […]

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County Offers SeaWorld Support As Legislature Studies Ban on Killer Whale Show

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to oppose recently introduced legislation that would ban SeaWorld San Diego from featuring orcas in its shows, as well as any future state or federal efforts proposing similar restrictions. SeaWorld San Diego is the region’s second-largest attraction and draws millions of visitors each year, according […]

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Mayor Signs Ball for Coach Fisher in Declaring ‘SDSU Men’s Basketball Day’

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and the City Council proclaimed Tuesday “SDSU Men’s Basketball Day” in the city of San Diego in honor of the Aztecs’ final record of 31-5, Mountain West regular season championship and Sweet 16 appearance. Coach Steve Fisher’s prize? A basketball signed by Faulconer, Marti Emerald and the other City Council members. Faulconer […]