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San Diego Weekend Guide: Dec. 15-17 – Times of San Diego

December 14, 2017 11:07:15 pm | 0 Comments

Share This Article: The prize-winning boat Libro d’Oro during the 45th annual Parade of Lights. Photo by Chris Stone Frozen Fairgrounds Just in time for the chilly weather, the Del Mar Fairgrounds will open its holiday ice-skating rink this weekend. Frozen Fairgrounds at Del Mar, which opens at noon Friday, will be available for public…

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UC San Diego receives over 116000 applications for admission next fall – CBS 8 San Diego

December 14, 2017 7:57:27 pm | 0 Comments

LA JOLLA (CNS) – UC San Diego reported Thursday a record high of well over 116,000 students who applied for admission for next fall, including 97,670 prospective freshmen and 18,782 transfers. The totals are 10 percent higher than last year for freshmen, and 6 percent larger for transfers, school officials said. “We are pleased to…

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Cate pays fine to city Ethics Commission for leaked memo – The San Diego Union-Tribune

December 14, 2017 7:10:34 pm | 0 Comments

San Diego’s Ethics Commission is levying its maximum $5,000 fine on City Councilman Chris Cate for leaking a confidential city document in June to developers behind the proposed SoccerCity development in Mission Valley. Cate has agreed to pay the fine, which the Ethics Commission approved on Thursday night, rather than demand a hearing to dispute…

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Why does San Diego only have two helicopters to do night drops? – CBS 8 San Diego

December 14, 2017 5:03:10 pm | 0 Comments

RAMONA, Calif. (NEWS 8) — When the Lilac fire broke out one week ago, more than a dozen planes and helicopters made water and fire retardant drops during the day. But once the sun went down only two helicopters continued to drop at night.  Those choppers fly with the City of San Diego fire department. “Cal…

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Man accused of helping dump body in San Diego Bay pleads not guilty – CBS 8 San Diego

December 14, 2017 4:32:24 pm | 0 Comments

Omar Medina SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — A man accused of helping to dump the body of a murder victim in the San Diego Bay entered a not-guilty plea Thursday.  Derrick Jefferson Spurgeon, 38, of El Cajon, was ordered held on $500,000 bail. A judge set a status conference for Dec. 27 and a preliminary…

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San Diego Researchers Digging For Information On Sand Berms – KPBS

December 14, 2017 4:11:05 pm | 0 Comments

Photo by Erik Anderson Above: Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography dig a hole in Coronado’s Silver Strand beach on the Navy’s Amphibious Base so they can bury pressure sensors on Dec. 14, 2017. San Diego researchers are studying the Navy’s sand berms on Coronado’s Silver Strand beach, hoping to learn how the ocean affects…

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Wildfires prompt San Diego to spend $33M on modern chopper, large hangar – The San Diego Union-Tribune

December 14, 2017 3:48:31 pm | 0 Comments

San Diego is spending $33 million on a cutting-edge firefighting helicopter and a new hangar at Montgomery-Gibbs Field to house the new chopper and two older models the city operates. City officials said the new chopper will play a key role in helping San Diego fight larger and more aggressive wildfires that California has begun…

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Gifts For Young Readers: San Diego County Schools Librarian Shares His Top Picks – KPBS

December 14, 2017 3:08:18 pm | 0 Comments

Photo by Megan Burks Above: San Diego County Office of Education Library and Media Coordinator Jonathan Hunt works in his Linda Vista office, Dec. 12, 2017. Jonathan Hunt reads pretty much every children’s book that hits the shelves each year. He’s the library and media coordinator for the San Diego County Office of Education, and…

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San Diego Explained: San Diego's Other Transit Agency – Voice of San Diego

December 14, 2017 3:07:09 pm | 0 Comments

 Getting around San Diego isn’t always easy. In the central areas of the region, folks have access to trolley and bus lines provided by the Metropolitan Transit System that stretch from Escondido all the way down to the U.S.-Mexico border. But up north, where the communities are less densely populated, folks rely on a…

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No sausage leaves council with egg on its face – The San Diego Union-Tribune

December 14, 2017 12:42:36 pm | 0 Comments

It was the absolute wurst. I spent 10 hours Tuesday binge-watching nine San Diego City Council members striving to make sausage but, in the end, making a hash of lawmaking. Listening to scores of red- and green-shirted speakers yammering on about the yin or yang of the turbo-charged Airbnb business model, followed by the council’s…

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