San Diego

After therapy dog refuses to drink, San Diego Unified finds lead in water

A dog’s reluctance to drink from a bowl in a San Diego classroom led to the discovery of lead in the school’s water system, and testing of all pipes in the San Diego Unified School District will begin soon.<p>According to a notice sent Friday to parents and staff members at Emerson-Bandini Elementary …

Water

Regulating marijuana in California will be turbulent, state official says

Crafting comprehensive state marijuana regulations this year will likely be a turbulent process of trial and error, California’s top marijuana …

Marijuana

Chet Cunningham, author who defied writer's block by churning out 450 books, dies at 88

Chet Cunningham didn’t believe in writer’s block.<p>The San Diego author’s catalog of 450 published books — Westerns, thrillers, military history, medical guides — included one that he wrote in less than a week because a publishing house was desperate to fill an unexpected hole in its production …

The Arts

Husband of Woman Who Voted For Trump Faces Deportation to Mexico After 19 Years In U.S.

Updated:Mar 24, 2017 2:40 PM2017-03-24 21:40:26 GMT<p>Fifty-seven dogs who were set to be euthanized at kill shelters in Texas have been rescued by …

Crime

Mammoth got so much snow this winter it called in the National Guard for help

Snowplows have struggled to keep up with record falls all winter, after January proved the snowiest on record. By February, parking lots and streets …

National Guard

San Diego’s new MLS team could have awesome name

What’s in a name? If the City of San Diego has its way, the new MLS expansion team they’re hoping for will have a unique name.<p>The backers of a plan …

Sports

Beer made from recycled wastewater highlights possibility for San Diego

San Diego is a craft beer lover’s heaven, just according to sheer numbers. According to a 2015 study by the National University System Institute for …

Beer

On-Demand Alcohol Delivery Lands in San Diego

Postmates can now bring you booze<p>First launched in January in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Drinks, or “alcohol tab” of on-demand food delivery app Postmates was just made available to the local market this week when it expanded to San Diego as well as Sacramento, Long Beach and Orange County. …

Logistics

Janitor finds man dead in front of Chollas View school

San Diego police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found early Friday outside a school in Chollas View.<p>The man, who had suffered a …

California

Footy McFooty Face leads poll for soccer team's name

Social Cues: When San Diego asks the internet to name a possible MLS expansion team, the voters don't disappoint.<p>Stop me if you've heard this plot before.<p>An organization starts a poll trying to come up with a name for something. It could be a boat, or a newborn gorilla. And the internet responds …

Soccer

CNN 10 - CNN.com

What Is CNN10?<p>March 24, 2017<p>A Holocaust survivor discusses recent threats to Jewish centers, a company plans tours of the Titanic, and a product aims to help improve people's posture. Transcript and Newsquiz<p>Carl Azuz<p>Anchor<p>Carl Azuz is the anchor of CNN 10, a 10-minute digital news show that …

TBS

Trump, GOP leaders abruptly pull health care bill in stunning defeat

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became …

Health Care

Man acquitted of rape because woman didn't scream

(CNN)A judge in Turin, Italy acquitted a man of sexual violence charges because the woman he allegedly attacked did not cry out or "[betray] emotion" during the assault.<p>The decision has stoked so much controversy that the Italian minister of justice Andrea Orlando has asked officials to look into …

Prison for San Diego FedEx driver turned hedge-fund fraudster

Investors who visited EquityPro Capital’s new downtown San Diego office couldn’t help but be impressed with the custom wall of 30 flat-screen TVs …

Crime

What people in San Diego, U.S. think of health care drama on Capitol Hill

Here’s a sampling of comments about the Friday decision to pull the American Health Care Act, the congressional Republican leaders’ proposed overhaul …

Health Care

Border Patrol agents assaulted, threatened in three separate incidents

Border Patrol agents were assaulted with a car, beaten and punched and threatened with a knife in three separate incidents in Otay Mesa Wednesday …

Crime

Council members can't reach consensus on regulating short term rentals

A San Diego City Council committee was unable to reach consensus Friday on how to regulate short-term vacation rentals, despite a four-hour hearing …

Airbnb

Glucose monitor maker DexCom jumps on Medicare ruling

Shares of DexCom gained more than 8 percent Friday after Medicare issued a favorable ruling for reimbursing use of continuous glucose monitors, made …

Diabetes

San Diego jobless rate fell to 4.1 percent in February

San Diego County’s unemployment rate fell last month as companies created slightly more jobs than they eliminated, while the workforce shrank as …

Jobs Report

Making home office work

More and more of us are working from home, whether telecommuting or running our own businesses. Are you one of them? Many of John Atkinson’s …

Interior Design

Chinese pursuit of MoneyGram raises espionage fears

The acquisition of financial giant MoneyGram by a company with close ties to the Beijing government might be scuppered by rising fears that Chinese …

China

Son pleads guilty to murdering his parents in their Sunset Cliffs home

A young man with a history of mental illness who fatally shot his parents in their Sunset Cliffs home in 2014 pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of …

Crime

Extreme danger: Faced with a loaded gun, SDPD detectives held their fire

When the radio call came out that a woman bent on killing herself, and possibly others, was on the loose at a downtown mall, plainclothes San Diego …

Guns

San Diego musician awarded Carnegie Medal for saving drowning teen

Justin Sweet scrambled onto a rock shelf overlooking the ocean. Another man was in the water nearby, flailing in the surging surf.<p>“What was I …

Even with Issa in D.C., protesters and supporters rally outside Vista event

More than 100 critics of President Donald Trump and his policies, and another three dozen or so Trump supporters, rallied outside a Vista event that …

Elections

Solutions Farms completes $1 million expansion

Solutions Farms, an aquaponics farm in Vista run by nonprofit Solutions for Change, celebrated its grand re-opening on March 17 after a million …

Aquaculture

'Chavistas' hear rousing call from playwright on Trump and the arts

Famed Latino playwright and film director Luis Valdez helped celebrate the legacy of Cesar Chavez at an annual breakfast Friday with hundreds of San …

Education

Used car shortage hits the working poor

For evidence that economic recessions — and unwise policy responses — can keep pinching the poor long after they’ve ended, look no further than the …

Used Cars

Accusations against union boss split San Diego Democrats

The protest leader had a bullhorn, a message, and a captive audience.<p>“We call this McTrump,” he said, at high volume, from the parking lot outside of …

Unions

Jhoulys Chacin solid in Cactus League return

Jhoulys Chacin, perhaps the Padres’ likeliest option to start opening day, allowed two runs, one earned, in 4 1/3 innings Friday against the …

San Diego Padres