University Heights community hosts forum on homelessness
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by Kasia Gregorczyk
6h ago
SAN DIEGO – It’s an issue people are passionate about across San Diego, but Thursday evening the topic of homelessness, and what’s being done about it, came to University Heights. “It is far and away the number one concern that is expressed to my council office,” said Councilmember Stephen Whitburn, who represents District 3. Community members say they didn’t want to just raise the issues, but they also wanted to come up with solutions. “Everybody can complain about the problem, but unless you’re willing to step up and do something or come up with a solution, then it’s just blah blah blah,” sa ..read more
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Amtrak to resume weekend rail service between San Diego, Los Angeles
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by Jaime Chambers
6h ago
DEL MAR, Calif. -- Amtrak has announced they will be reopening their San Clemente track for riders on the weekend as workers continue stabilizing the Orange County passage. “It’s nice to have Amtrak service now on the weekends. The reason they are doing that is because they're long enough on the repairs so that they only need to work five days a week instead of seven days a week,” said Dave Druker, a board member from the North County Transit District. The costal tracks along Del Mar have suffered several recent bluff failures, creating new urgency to move the track off the bluffs as fast as p ..read more
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Attention hopeless romantics! This new North Park bookstore will make you swoon
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by Danielle Dawson
7h ago
SAN DIEGO – Independent bookshops have started to make a comeback in recent years with new stores popping up all over the country. That includes one that recently opened in San Diego dedicated entirely to a single genre: romance. Named after the popular troupe, Meet Cute Bookshop, located in North Park on 30th Street, is the first and only romance-centered bookstore in San Diego, bringing the world of romance to both avid readers of the genre and newcomers alike. Owner Becca Title opened the store in September of last year. A former lawyer, she transitioned to book-selling during the pandemic ..read more
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Motorcyclist killed in rural East County crash identified
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by Amber Coakley
7h ago
BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. -- A motorcyclist who was killed in a solo crash last month on a rural East County road has been identified by authorities. Emiliano Coleman, a 68-year-old Pine Valley resident, was traveling north on Great Southern Overland State Route near Borrego Springs around 3 p.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle, California Highway Patrol said ..read more
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Feds won't pursue death penalty against surf instructor accused using speargun to kill his children in Mexico
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by Salvador Rivera
14h ago
SAN DIEGO (Border Report) -- Federal prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty against Matthew Taylor Coleman, who is accused of killing his two young children with a spearfishing gun because he believed their blood was tainted with lizard DNA. Coleman was a surf instructor in Santa Barbara. Federal prosecutors say he murdered his children, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month-old girl while in Rosarito, Baja California back in August 2021. They say he shot the children with a spearfishing gun. Dad accused of murdering children in Mexico said he was ‘enlightened’ by conspiracy theories ..read more
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SDG&E to issue Climate Credit relief early to customers
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by Marc Sternfield, Sir Milo Loftin
14h ago
After enduring emotional and often scathing public comment, state regulators on Thursday ordered utilities to immediately distribute funds to lower natural gas bills that have become unaffordable for many Californians this winter. The Climate Credits, which are typically issued in April, will reduce home heating bills by $43 to $56 for most Californians based on their natural gas provider. San Diego Gas and Electric customers who have both gas and electric bills will see approximately $104 in bill credits applied to their February and March bills, earlier than in previous years, the utility sa ..read more
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CBP uncovers narcotics in radish shipment
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by Amber Coakley
14h ago
SAN DIEGO -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said officers assigned to the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility uncovered a large amount of narcotics within a shipment of radishes on Sunday. A 23-year-old man from Mexico was driving a tractor trailer around 1:12 p.m. when CBP officers referred him, along with the vehicle, for further inspection. During the check, officials say a K-9 alerted officers to the presence of narcotics ..read more
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This Girl Scout sold the most cookie boxes in all of San Diego last year
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by Danielle Dawson
17h ago
SAN DIEGO – Girl Scout Cookie sales have officially kicked off in San Diego County.  For most people, that means that it’s finally time to nab a few boxes to eat – or put in the freezer for later. But for Girl Scouts, they’re just getting into business. Sahara Rodriguez at the Girl Scout headquarters in Savannah, GA during a trip she earned through cookie sales. (Courtesy of Dafne Rodriguez) While any cookie sales – whether a girl sells a couple dozen or a few hundred – are hard work, there are some that strive for numbers in the thousands, aiming to become what the San Diego Council call ..read more
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First Lady Jill Biden headed to San Diego
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by Amber Coakley
19h ago
SAN DIEGO -- First Lady Jill Biden will be making an appearance in San Diego this week with several stops planned at a series of events, the White House said. Friday Dr. Biden is expected to arrive at the San Diego International Airport around 2:15 p.m. on Friday and then she will head to a Family Health Centers of San Diego clinic to give remarks at 3 p.m. ahead of World Cancer Day. The White House said the first lady will highlight how the Biden-Harris Administration is supporting health centers to improve access to cancer screenings and early detection for underserved communities. Movi ..read more
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Missing something? Recover stolen property in San Diego at this public viewing event
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by Amber Coakley
21h ago
SAN DIEGO -- Missing something? Detectives with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department will be hosting a public viewing of recovered stolen property this weekend. The event will take place at the Sheriff's Investigations, Crime Lab, Property and Evidence (ICP) Building located at 5590 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa from 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday ..read more
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