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Scripps Health offers tips as flu surges in San Diego County

Get vaccinated, check with your doctor if you feel ill.

With cases of seasonal flu rising quickly across San Diego County, Scripps Health is reminding local residents of some basic tips for keeping influenza at bay and dealing with the illness if it strikes.

First San Diego County flu-related death of 2014 reported

Flu shots are being recommended.

A 51-year-old man died from complications due to influenza and is the first flu-related death reported this season, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported Jan. 8.

Are La Jollans ready to elect a new San Diego mayor?

San Diego mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer will square off in the Feb. 11 special runoff election.

Two San Diego City Council members are running in the Feb. 11 special mayoral runoff election.

H1N1 causing severe illness again

While flu activity in San Diego has not reached the high levels being seen in some parts of the country, more cases are being reported here compared to the same time last year.

Vigil at La Jolla Shores held in memory of mall shooting victim

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Friends and relatives remembered 22-year-old shooting victim Ilona Gregorievna Flint during a candlelight vigil on the beach at La Jolla Shores early Saturday evening, Dec. 28.

26 new pertussis cases reported in San Diego county

Pertussis activity in the region remains high with 26 new cases confirmed last week, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting.

Key Balboa Park pedestrian pathway open to four museums, theaters during bridge construction, Jan. 2-April

San Diego Museum of Art

Balboa Park West End will continue to deliver events, activities and cultural experiences during the Cabrillo Bridge retrofit Jan. 2-April 30. While Balboa Park’s 100-year-old Cabrillo Bridge (which connects Laurel Street to the Park) undergoes renovations, it will be closed to automobiles, but pedestrians may still easily visit the newly dubbed Balboa Park West End, which provides San Diegans and visitors great opportunities for entertainment and discovery

Both San Diego mayoral candidates vow to protect, improve neighborhoods

David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer listen to questions from the audience. Photo: Himchak

San Diego mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer spoke at a forum in Rancho Bernardo on Dec. 3, putting similar priorities on quality of life issues — improving infrastructure, police and fire protection, libraries and parks.

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner sentenced to three years probation for assaulting women

Bob Filner announces the installation of the now-defunct SealCam at Children's Pool beach early last year. His communications director, Irene McCormack Jackson, who has since filed sexual harassment charges against him, is pictured at left. File

Filner’s defense said he failed to maintain a regime of psychiatric counseling and medications prescribed by congressional doctors.

158 gangs call San Diego county home: New Report Shows Local Officials More Concerned about Gangs Today Than Five Years Ago

Although crime in general has been decreasing in the San Diego region, gangs continue to play a significant role in a variety of crimes, such as drug distribution, robbery, and prostitution, according to a new report released by SANDAG today.

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