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

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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

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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.

50 San Diego Residents take the Plunge for Brain Cancer

Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a two-day event in which participants or “edgers” commit to a fundraising minimum in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down the tallest building on the San Diego skyline, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place.

La Jolla Newcomers to host mayoral candidates on Nov. 1

Two candidates in the upcoming mayoral special election, Democrats Nathan Fletcher and David Alvarez, will speak at the La Jolla Newcomers Club breakfast, 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Bernini’s Bistro, 7750 Fay Ave.

Speaker to discuss life after suicide attempt Oct. 17

Kevin Hines

The author survived a 200-foot leap from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Bob Filner pleads guilty to false imprisonment charge, expected to receive probation

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Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty Oct. 15 to one felony count of false imprisonment by violence and two misdemeanor counts of battery for sexually harassing three women while in office.

Tax committee seeks boardmember candidates

TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC) is seeking a qualified member of the community to fill a vacancy on its seven-member committee.

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  • Focus on senior portraits July 31, 2014
    As part of its contract with the San Dieguito Union High School District to shoot senior yearbook portraits, Keane Studios, located in Carmel Valley, receives personal contact information for each 12th-grade student and their parents. Some parents say this is wrong, citing a violation of privacy rights. “A few weeks ago I received a letter that [child’s] per […]
  • Carmel Valley gymnast medals at national tournament July 31, 2014
    Christopher Lucio of Carmel Valley competed in the U.S.A. Gymnastics trampoline and tumbling national champions held recently in Louisville, Ky. […]
  • Alt-rockers Neon Trees coming to Del Mar Racetrack, betting on ‘a little more pop’ to please fans July 31, 2014
    Neon Trees guitarist Chris Allen is outside a dentist's office not far from Murrieta, where he grew up. “We just finished the first leg of our tour, so I’m back home for a bit,” he said. But Allen won’t be home for long, since the band has an album to promote and a tour date coming up Aug. 1 at the Del Mar Racetrack for the Four O’Clock Friday concert s […]