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FBI says cyber scammers targeting holiday shoppers

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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

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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.

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  • Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library September 1, 2014
    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
  • Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney September 1, 2014
    Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio. The boys made the 22-mile round-trip tr […]
  • Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar September 1, 2014
    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]