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Gompers, Valhalla Students Among Injured in Deadly I-5 Bus Tragedy

Two San Diego-area students survived a fiery Northern California bus crash that killed five other high-schoolers and five adults, authorities reported Friday. The local youths, who both suffered minor injuries, attend Gompers Preparatory Academy in Chollas View and Valhalla High School in the East County, near El Cajon, district officials confirmed. More than three dozen […]

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Sweetwater Teachers Agree on Contract and Avoid Strike

Sweetwater Union High School District teachers and officials on Friday celebrated a tentative contract agreement that will avoid a potential strike. Superintendent Ed Brand, school board President Jim Cartmill and Roberto Rodriguez, head of the Sweetwater Education Association, said the deal was reached Thursday night. The settlement followed about a year of often- contentious negotiations. […]

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Driver of Pickup Dies in Rollover Crash in Oceanside

An Oceanside motorist was killed early Friday when his small pickup crashed into a eucalyptus tree and rolled over, throwing the man outside the vehicle. The fatal rollover crash in the area of College Boulevard and Avenida De La Plata was reported at 12:13 a.m., according to Oceanside police Sgt. Ignacio Lopez. The man was […]

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San Diego Hires Parks & Recreation Director from Santa Barbara

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday the appointment of Herman Parker to the vacant position of Park & Recreation Department director. As the former director of community services for Santa Barbara County, Parker has 28 years of public sector experience in developing, managing, and implementing parks, recreation, community and cultural services, events and policies. Parker’s […]