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Strong, Gusty Winds Forecast for County Deserts

San Diego County deserts will see gusty winds reaching up to 50 miles per hour this weekend. A National Weather Service advisory took effect Friday night, warning that strong winds would develop that evening and continue through Saturday night. The advisory remains in effect until 2am Sunday. “Strongest winds will surface through the San Gorgonio […]

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Lifeguards’ 10 Tips for Water Safety on Memorial Day Weekend

With Memorial Day weekend kicking off the summer beach and pool season across Southern California, the San Diego Lifeguards offer residents and visitors ten tips for water safety. The Centers for Disease Control report that ten people die from unintentional drowning every day in the United States. Last year in San Diego, lifeguards performed 6,438 water rescues at city […]

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Historian of French Revolution Receives CSUSM’s Top Honor

Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, a history professor acclaimed for her research on the French Revolution, has received Cal State University San Marcos‘ highest award. The Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award is given annually to a professor for outstanding achievement in teaching, research and service. “I try to make a difference in my students’ lives and help […]

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PETA Pans SeaWorld for Killer Whale Studies in Wild

SeaWorld has committed $1.5 million over three years to a project studying killer whales in the wild, the theme park company announced this week. “The Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program will fund projects to help study and protect killer whales in the wild,” SeaWorld said. The KWRCP will focus on increasing prey availability, improving […]

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Civita Opens 58-Home Development in Mission Valley

A new development of 58 contemporary single-family detached homes opens Saturday in Civita, the transit-oriented urban village in Mission Valley. Apex by Ryland Homes features modern California designs with prices starting in the high $700,000s. Homes range from 2,092 to 2,229 square feet with up to five bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Highlights include panoramic views of Mission Valley, expansive windows, gourmet […]

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General Atomics’ New Laser Weapon Ready for Field Testing

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Friday that its lightweight, tactical laser weapon is ready for live-fire tests at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The 150-kilowatt high-energy liquid laser, or HELLADS, is designed to be used against incoming rockets, artillery shells and mortar rounds. “HELLADS represents a new generation of tactical weapon systems with […]