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Autumn trademarks in San Diego — dense fog and Chinese flame trees

November is our real fall

Chinese Flame Trees are now displaying colorful clusters of orange, reddish, or salmon-pink seed pods. Good specimens line the south end of Balboa Drive in Balboa Park and Lake Murray Boulevard through San Diego’s San ...

Trump says NFL too worried about players' safety

"Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!"

Donald Trump, playing to his base in an Alabama speech Friday and in a series of tweets, slammed NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem. The president said the league is losing TV ...

Hooked by a 20-pound yellowtail

"It couldn't be pushed through or pulled out due to tendons..."

“What started out as a great Friday [September 15] turned south when I was attacked by an upset yellowtail,” wrote Matt Hayward in an Instagram post. “I was on a solo trip and had the ...

Now, baby boomers will follow Daniel Yankelovich

Pioneer opinion researcher dies in La Jolla at 92

Daniel Yankelovich, the groundbreaking opinion pollster who retired to La Jolla but continued working, died Friday morning (September 22) at 92. The New York Times said that he not only tracked people's car and toothpaste ...

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We'll always ride with Emilio

Rady Children's chemo patients get some solace

Emilio Nares was three years old the first time he went to Rady Children’s. He had just started preschool and had come down with something. At first, his parents, Richard and Diane, thought it was ...

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Plastic-bag ban led to hep A health crisis?

“The plastic bag ban is the main reason for the hepatitis outbreak,” says the homeless man who writes the Homeless Survival Guide. “The hepatitis outbreak was completely predictable — it's why I left San Diego.” ...

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San Diego pornographers accused of hustling models

Two more women have filed lawsuits against San Diego-based amateur pornography website, The new complaints make 16 women who allege that the website's owners lied to them about distribution and later posted their names ...

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Coronado water-polo coach banned from campus

Randy Burgess won 715 games during his 33 years of coaching water polo at Coronado High School. He led the boys’ team to 16 section championships and the girls team to three titles before he ...

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Breaking Bad: Clairemont edition

On July 10, an East Clairemont neighborhood was faced with a vandalized SUV asking people to "Call Turko" because "This neighborhood is a meth op." Michael Turko said no one ever did "Call Turko." On ...

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