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Gusty Winds Expected Through Monday Morning

Gusty winds are expected to blow through San Diego County’s mountains and deserts Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, which could lead to difficult driving conditions. A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and deserts is set to take effect at noon and extend until noon Monday. Winds of 15 to 25 mph are […]

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82-Year-OId Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

An 82-year-old man was fatally struck by a car in a San Ysidro roadway today and police were seeking the hit-and-run driver. The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was crossing the 200 block of East San Ysidro Boulevard west of Interstate 805 about 6:15 a.m. when he was struck by the westbound sedan, San […]

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Nine More Die from Flu in San Diego County

Nine more people died from influenza-related causes in San Diego County last week, including a 27-year-old woman, bringing the number of “flu season” fatalities in the region to 29, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported Saturday. Last year, 65 people died during the entire season, according to the HHSA. The 27-year-old, whose named […]

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‘Kinky Boots’ to Start Broadway San Diego 2014-15 Season

Broadway San Diegog today unveiled its 2014-15 lineup, a series of trophy-garnering productions kicked off by the six-time Tony Award winner, “Kinky Boots.” The selection of musicals slated at the San Diego Civic Theatre over the next two years include six that are currently running on New York’s Great White Way. Among the shows will be […]

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Marines Warn of Controlled Burns at Miramar

Military firefighters will set and monitor several controlled burns Saturday at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The fires, part of routine training regimens at the U.S. Marine Corps station in northern San Diego, will begin at 9 a.m. and continue for roughly three hours, the base public-affairs office advised. People in surrounding communities may see […]

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Annual Padres Fan Fest Comes to Petco Saturday

The Padres are scheduled to hold their annual Fanfest Saturday, with a chance to meet players, purchase team gear and buy both season and single-game tickets. About two dozen players are scheduled to participate, including new acquisitions Joaquin Benoit and Josh Johnson. Also scheduled to appear, among others, are Yonder Alonso, Everth Cabrera, Andrew Cashner, […]

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Vargas: Thanks, CVS, for Removing Cigarettes

Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement Wednesday after learning that CVS Caremark will stop the sale of tobacco products: “As a longtime advocate for public health, I was very pleased to learn that CVS Caremark has made the decision to stop selling tobacco products.  I applaud their efforts to focus on the overall […]

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Dumanis: Invest in Children to Prevent Crime

By Bonnie Dumanis Leaders in the Assembly and Senate have introduced the Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 837), which would expand and streamline our early education programs in order to more effectively serve young children in California. The legislation would provide at least one year of transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds; low-income children would be eligible […]

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House Passes Hunter’s Gun Range Safety Act

The House on Wednesday passed legislation that includes the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, a bipartisan and deficit-neutral measure introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter to help states create and maintain public shooting ranges for hunters and sportsmen. The Training Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act was incorporated into H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage […]

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Peters Lobbies Congress for Drought Relief

Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) argued for a long-term California water infrastructure vision in a speech Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House. During the debate on H.R. 3964, the “Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act,” Rep. Peters offered an amendmentto ensure that the bill does not harm downstream communities and takes into account water resources in future […]

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Security Software Developer Websense Moving to Austin

San Diego-based web security software developer Websense is moving its headquarters and more than 400 employees to Austin, Texas, company officials announced Thursday. Websense, founded in 1994, was one of the companies that helped the Sorrento Valley area become known as a high-tech haven, setting a foundation for the many biotech firms that have sprouted […]