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  • College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite
    A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:25pm -
  • UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding
    A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:06pm -
  • Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

    Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

    When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult but prudent decision: He said no.Sierra Leone immigrant Gombie Musa-Tonyayia looks down during an interview with The As…
    - 15 Oct 14, 1:58pm -
  • Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

    Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

    The co-leader of a violent Mexican drug gang convicted of several murders was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, Juan Francisco Estrada-…
    - 15 Oct 14, 1:17pm -
  • Transient arrested in attack on California girl
    A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • California man pleads guilty in hash-oil explosion
    A California man who was using butane to make hash oil from marijuana, causing an explosion that badly burned himself and a Hamilton teenager, has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure.In this June 11, 2014, photo provided by the Mader family, Brenda Mader, who…
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:22pm -
  • Lawsuit claims discrimination by W.Va. contractor
    Five African-American former employees of a West Virginia gas pipeline contractor sued the company Tuesday, claiming they are victims of racial discrimination.
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:47am -
  • Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade
    San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:42am -
  • Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

    Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

    Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs?FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Facebook worker waits for friends to arrive outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook and Apple, long known for cushy perks su…
    - 15 Oct 14, 10:52am -

San Diego Union Tribune

  • newCan Mayor Faulconer solve deadlock over Airbnb rentals? He thinks so

    Can Mayor Faulconer solve deadlock over Airbnb rentals? He thinks so


    - 21 mins ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:55pm -
  • newMoves tracker: Raffy Lopez’s opportunity in SD

    Moves tracker: Raffy Lopez’s opportunity in SD

    The Padres rarely confirm minor league signees ahead of revealing just who is headed to big league camp, usually in January or February. Manager Andy Green, however, offered a sneak peak of one signee’s inclusion in those plans while speaking with…
    - 36 mins ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:40pm -
  • newSecond plane crash victim was veterinarian

    Second plane crash victim was veterinarian


    - 36 mins ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:40pm -
  • newBeyond Trump and Moore: Why Americans just can’t get along

    Beyond Trump and Moore: Why Americans just can’t get along

    Roy Moore may have lost, but the fact that the accused child molester and serial pursuer of teen girls got 48 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Alabama Senate special election is sure to lead to more pundits like Charles Sykes saying the Republican…
    - 41 mins ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:35pm -
  • newEric Hosmer polarizing but attractive for Padres

    Eric Hosmer polarizing but attractive for Padres

    A village of reporters thronged around a man standing atop a camera case Wednesday at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. From his perch, baseball’s most prominent agent fielded questions about the players he represents. No client may be…
    - 56 mins ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:20pm -
  • newAffordable rentals opening called new era in Oceanside

    Affordable rentals opening called new era in Oceanside

    The opening of North County’s largest affordable housing complex was a cause for both celebration and concern at a ceremony in Oceanside on Wednesday. Mission Cove just off Mission Avenue near Oceanside Municipal Airport will provide 288 affordable…
    - 1 hour ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:15pm -
  • newScores of GoFundMe campaigns said to be seeking help for Lilac fire victims

    Scores of GoFundMe campaigns said to be seeking help for Lilac fire victims

    More than 100 campaigns from people asking for financial assistance for victims of the Lilac fire have popped up on GoFundMe, including an effort that has raised more than $630,000 to help care for horses and people tied to San Luis Rey Downs thoroug…
    - 1 hour ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:05pm -
  • newRepublicans lose key leadership roles on San Diego City Council

    Republicans lose key leadership roles on San Diego City Council

    Democrat Myrtle Cole used her position as San Diego City Council president on Wednesday to strip Republicans of three key council posts and replace them with Democrats. Cole was criticized last winter by some labor leaders and others in the city’s…
    - 1 hour ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:00pm -
  • newOur readers write: Issue of Dec. 14, 2017

    Our readers write: Issue of Dec. 14, 2017

    Why two voting methods? You have to spend money in order to oppose the proposed Poway water and sewer rate increases, but it’s different if you want to support them. To oppose the increases, state Proposition 218 requires you to write a letter stat…
    - 1 hour ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:55pm -
  • newCommentary: Why do our homes keep burning?

    Commentary: Why do our homes keep burning?

    Large, high-intensity wildfires are an inevitable and natural part of life in California. The destruction of our communities is not. But many of the political leaders we elect and planning agencies we depend upon to create safe communities have faile…
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:35pm -

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