San Diego

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Skydiver dies after mid-air collision in S. Calif.

JAMUL, Calif. (AP) — A skydiving trainer has died after a mid-air collision in eastern San Diego county. Sheriff’s Lt. Clayton Lisk said the man’s body was found in the Jamul (hah-mool) area Sunday afternoon […]

03/30/2014

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California seeks to dam 3 Delta channels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state’s drought persists. Two of the barriers would […]

03/12/2014

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Judge says 2 California laws are unconstitutional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they retrospectively increase the punishments for crimes committed before the laws came into effect. U.S. […]

03/02/2014

A man runs through Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Saturated slopes worry California cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saturated mountainsides loomed over foothill communities on Saturday as a storm centered off California rotated bands of rain into a state that sorely needs the moisture but not at such dangerously […]

03/01/2014

This Sept. 24, 2013, file photo shows Oracle CEO Larry Ellison gesturing after Oracle Team USA won the 18th America's Cup sailing race in San Francisco. President Barack Obama is golfing Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, on the private California golf course owned by supporter Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. His 249-acre desert property in Rancho Mirage came with a 19-hole private golf course. The extra hole is available for playoffs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Obama tees off on Oracle founder’s private course

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama played golf Sunday on a private California course owned by supporter Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. Ellison ranks third on Forbes’ annual […]

02/16/2014

San Diego mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer shakes hands with his supporters outside his campaign headquarters Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Republican wins San Diego mayor special election

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A moderate Republican city councilman has been elected mayor of San Diego in a special election to fill the unexpired term of Bob Filner, who resigned amid a torrent of sexual […]

02/12/2014

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Calif. to recognize that gang members can change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Prison officials are enacting new rules that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them. However, gang […]

01/31/2014

Texting

SD police: Teen’s death linked to cellphone use

SAN DIEGO (AP) – San Diego police say a 15-year-old girl was distracted by her cellphone when she was struck and killed by a semi-truck. U-T San Diego reports Noemi Mendoza, a sophomore at Castle […]

01/31/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown

Calif. high court asked to take up high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration on Friday petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state’s high-speed rail project, one of the nation’s most […]

01/25/2014

In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 file photo an ambulance leaves the site of an explosion after a bomb blast tore through the trolleybus, background, in the city of Volgograd. A series of unexplained killings in southern Russia involving booby-trapped bombs has further heightened security fears ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi. A spokesman for Russia's main investigative agency, said in a statement that no motive had yet been found for killings on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014 on the outskirts of Pyatigorsk, which is the center of an administrative district created in 2010 to coordinate efforts to combat the insurgency. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin, File)

Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — An Islamic militant group in Russia’s North Caucasus claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 […]

01/19/2014

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New Calif. law squeezes recyclable collectors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new California law that tightens the state’s recycling redemption rules is squeezing people who cash in bottles and plastic to make ends meet. The Los Angeles Times reports that, as […]

01/19/2014

Medicare fraud

Suit accuses hospital chain of overbilling

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former executive at a San Diego hospital has filed a $50 million whistleblower lawsuit against Prime Healthcare, accusing it of defrauding Medicare. The hospital chain called the allegations “speculative nonsense.” […]

01/18/2014

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