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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.

FBI says cyber scammers targeting holiday shoppers

cyber crime

In advance of the holiday season, the FBI reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims, including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, sale of fraudulent or stolen gift cards through auction sites at discounted prices, and phishing e-mails advertising brand name merchandise for bargain prices or e-mails promoting the sale of merchandise that ends up being a counterfeit product.

Residents asked to shop local in La Jolla on Small Business Saturday

Shop Small and Local Banner Photo-FI

Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, 2013 encourages people to support small businesses and shop local every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the incentive to “spend $10 and get $10 back” with an offer from American Express.

Rain brings urban runoff to County beaches

The Department of Environmental Health has issued a General Advisory for the coastal waters of San Diego County due to recent rainfall. Swimmers, surfers, and other ocean users are warned that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters, especially near storm drains, creeks, rivers, and lagoon outlets that discharge urban runoff.

Protect Yourself From Rodents, Hantavirus

The discovery of a harvest mouse that tested positive for hantavirus has prompted San Diego County vector control officials to remind people to be careful around rodents and to protect their homes from infestations.

ELECTION APPROACHING: Four candidates in the lead for Nov. 19 San Diego mayoral race

Michael Aguirre

A year after San Diegans voted for a mayor, they are heading to the polls to repeat the process. The special election to determine who will serve out Bob Filner’s remaining term will be Tuesday, Nov. 19. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, the two leading candidates will be in a run-off early next year.

Internal Revenue Service warns of pervasive telephone scam

money series: hudreds of green dollar texture

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

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