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Comic fans invade San Diego for largest convention of the year

Comic fans invade San Diego for largest convention of the year

With 135,000 attendees, Comic-Con International has an estimated economic impact of $135 million on the San Diego region…

Libraries partner with local university to offer advanced courses for free

Libraries partner with local university to offer advanced courses for free

More STEAM education and college-prep programs are coming to City libraries for free, thanks to a new partnership with…

Bottles, cans or cardboard? What goes where?

Bottles, cans or cardboard? What goes where?

The City of San Diego has been at the forefront of waste diversion, not only in California, but in the…

From cubicles to stand-up comedy: City employee gets laughs

From cubicles to stand-up comedy: City employee gets laughs

Friday night at The Gallery in Little Italy, Bijan Mostafavi is working his craft. And it’s quite the…

Biologist protects endangered species at Miramar Landfill

Biologist protects endangered species at Miramar Landfill

Piles of garbage and a constant hum of trucks fill the atmosphere at the city’s Miramar Landfill. It…

Let’s make a deal! City unveils online transaction space

Let’s make a deal! City unveils online transaction space

The proliferation of online platforms such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, LetGo, Offer UP, and Shopify has made selling items you…

National Library Week 2017

National Library Week 2017

On any given day, visitors to the Balboa Branch Library will find a variety of activities for patrons of all…

Bug Out! Science education workshops offered in all city libraries

Bug Out! Science education workshops offered in all city libraries

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think,” Margaret Mead. Bringing STEAM to San Diego libraries All…

“Smart Streetlights” to be deployed in San Diego

“Smart Streetlights” to be deployed in San Diego

City officials announced a partnership between the City of San Diego and General Electric (GE) that will upgrade streetlights to…

San Diego couple explains secret to 70 years of marriage

San Diego couple explains secret to 70 years of marriage

92-year-old Mike DiMaggio has no qualms about telling people he met his wife Jackie on a Greyhound bus…

Technology lab inspired by teens, created for teens

Technology lab inspired by teens, created for teens

Two years ago it was just a fantasy, a wish list of equipment, the dream of a place that teens…

City opens first wheelchair accessible hiking trail

City opens first wheelchair accessible hiking trail

The Jas Arnold Trail for All People is a 1,100-foot flat loop in the Black Mountain Ranch Open…

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Comic fans invade San Diego for largest convention of the year

Comic fans invade San Diego for largest convention of the year

With 135,000 attendees, Comic-Con International has an estimated economic impact of $135 million on the San Diego region…

Libraries partner with local university to offer advanced courses for free

Libraries partner with local university to offer advanced courses for free

More STEAM education and college-prep programs are coming to City libraries for free, thanks to a new partnership with…

Bottles, cans or cardboard? What goes where?

Bottles, cans or cardboard? What goes where?

The City of San Diego has been at the forefront of waste diversion, not only in California, but in the…

From cubicles to stand-up comedy: City employee gets laughs

From cubicles to stand-up comedy: City employee gets laughs

Friday night at The Gallery in Little Italy, Bijan Mostafavi is working his craft. And it’s quite the…

Biologist protects endangered species at Miramar Landfill

Biologist protects endangered species at Miramar Landfill

Piles of garbage and a constant hum of trucks fill the atmosphere at the city’s Miramar Landfill. It…

Let’s make a deal! City unveils online transaction space

Let’s make a deal! City unveils online transaction space

The proliferation of online platforms such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, LetGo, Offer UP, and Shopify has made selling items you…

National Library Week 2017

National Library Week 2017

On any given day, visitors to the Balboa Branch Library will find a variety of activities for patrons of all…

Bug Out! Science education workshops offered in all city libraries

Bug Out! Science education workshops offered in all city libraries

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think,” Margaret Mead. Bringing STEAM to San Diego libraries All…

“Smart Streetlights” to be deployed in San Diego

“Smart Streetlights” to be deployed in San Diego

City officials announced a partnership between the City of San Diego and General Electric (GE) that will upgrade streetlights to…

San Diego couple explains secret to 70 years of marriage

San Diego couple explains secret to 70 years of marriage

92-year-old Mike DiMaggio has no qualms about telling people he met his wife Jackie on a Greyhound bus…

Technology lab inspired by teens, created for teens

Technology lab inspired by teens, created for teens

Two years ago it was just a fantasy, a wish list of equipment, the dream of a place that teens…

City opens first wheelchair accessible hiking trail

City opens first wheelchair accessible hiking trail

The Jas Arnold Trail for All People is a 1,100-foot flat loop in the Black Mountain Ranch Open…

San Vicente Reservoir re-opens to the public

San Vicente Reservoir re-opens to the public

After an eight-year closure, the San Vicente Reservoir has re-opened to the public. The reservoir first opened to…

Sending holiday cheer to kids on two wheels

Sending holiday cheer to kids on two wheels

Several years ago, Mike Cook and his daughter participated in a toy drive at their church, and watched the reactions…

‘Tis the season for recycling your Christmas tree

‘Tis the season for recycling your Christmas tree

The gifts are open. The ornaments are put away. Whether it’s Dec. 26 or after Jan. 1, it…

Downtown Chess attracts young and old to ancient game

Downtown Chess attracts young and old to ancient game

One of the most popular programs at the Central Library in Downtown San Diego doesn’t involve a book…

Are you prepared? Lessons learned from the 2007 wildfires

Are you prepared? Lessons learned from the 2007 wildfires

Nine years later, images still haunt those who lived through it. The devastating 2007 wildfires burned more than 197,990…

From 1969 to now: Transformation of the Skyline Hills library

From 1969 to now: Transformation of the Skyline Hills library

For years, the Skyline Hills Branch Library was difficult to find. Tucked behind an auto repair shop, adjacent to a…

Dance students prepare for annual performance

Dance students prepare for annual performance

For more than 70 years, the San Diego Civic Dance Arts program has provided opportunities for students of all ages…

New fire investigator has a nose for arson cases

New fire investigator has a nose for arson cases

Two-year-old Emily loves walking into San Diego Fire-Rescue Station One. She knows she’ll receive lots hugs…

Adults take bold step to complete their high school education

Adults take bold step to complete their high school education

In an emotional ceremony at the Central Library, several adults were honored for graduating from high school. For some, it…

Rehabilitated bobcat released into Mission Trails Regional Park

Rehabilitated bobcat released into Mission Trails Regional Park

From its hills to its valleys, the 7,220 acre Mission Trails Regional Park is home to many different types…

Catch a free ride with FRED

Catch a free ride with FRED

Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Civic San Diego and the Downtown San Diego Partnership unveiled the new “FRED” shuttle program…

SDPD Officer: ‘I’m transgender’

SDPD Officer: ‘I’m transgender’

On any given day, Christine Garcia is prepared to respond to the worse. With nearly nine years of service on…

Refresher course in wildland firefighting techniques

Refresher course in wildland firefighting techniques

Dressed head to toe in full gear, San Diego firefighters trudged up a Mission Trails hill of dry, highly flammable…

Book that brought us Shakespeare coming to a library near you

Book that brought us Shakespeare coming to a library near you

A pop-up performance surprises library patrons in University City, as Shakespeare takes center stage in San Diego. It’s…

911 PSA: Every Second Counts

911 PSA: Every Second Counts

When you dial 9-1-1, every second counts. As the Police Department works to quickly respond to emergency situations…

Augmented reality promotes learning in science and engineering

Augmented reality promotes learning in science and engineering

Technology is taking learning to another dimension – inside and outside the classroom. And it turns out, using augmented reality…

Storm patrols respond during El Niño

Storm patrols respond during El Niño

When weather experts first forecast this year’s powerful El Niño winter, the City of San Diego began preparing…

Results show significant drop in water main breaks

Results show significant drop in water main breaks

Whether it’s for drinking, cooking or washing, the water coming from your tap has already made quite a journey…

Common device can spark deadly fires

Common device can spark deadly fires

While the sun shines most of the year in San Diego, during the winter months the early mornings and nights…

Historic ballroom opens to a new age of dancing queens

Historic ballroom opens to a new age of dancing queens

First opened in the 1930s, the Silverado Ballroom served as a place for community gatherings, dances and visits from music…

Help on the street just a phone call away

Help on the street just a phone call away

As powerful and dangerous gusts swept across the San Diego region, the phones in the City’s Public Works Dispatch…

Former NBA pro coaches next generation of athletes

Former NBA pro coaches next generation of athletes

Though he’s no longer in the NBA, Chris Dudley is still scoring points on the basketball court. Now…

Golf goes green: Food recycling program begins at Farmers Insurance Open

Golf goes green: Food recycling program begins at Farmers Insurance Open

One of the largest events of the year, the Farmers Insurance Open, is leaving its mark on San Diego. The…

Library trains employees to spot sex trafficking victims

Library trains employees to spot sex trafficking victims

The topic has been in the headlines, and it’s hard to ignore. According to the U.S. Attorney’s…

Cyber security expert: Don’t open that email

Cyber security expert: Don’t open that email

After Santa has come and gone, the stockings are emptied and the holiday decorations put away, yet another surprise could…

Neighborhood oasis gets a facelift

Neighborhood oasis gets a facelift

A local treasure is getting a facelift. For two weeks in early December, Chollas Lake was closed to the public…

Beloved Chicano Park reopens to the public

Beloved Chicano Park reopens to the public

The squeaking of swings, the pounding of running feet and the sound of laughter can once again be heard at…

Sandbag delivery for elderly and disabled residents

Sandbag delivery for elderly and disabled residents

Helping her constituents weather what is expected to be a stormy winter, Councilmember Lorie Zapf put some muscle into filling…

Still have your Christmas tree? Recycle it

Still have your Christmas tree? Recycle it

Don’t trash your tree. The City offers free recycling during daylight hours at 16 drop-off locations through…

Students surprised with visit from Santa

Students surprised with visit from Santa

Kindergarteners shouted with glee when Mayor Kevin Faulconer, dressed as Santa Claus, made a special visit at Burbank Elementary School…

Hundreds march for cardiac arrest survivors

Hundreds march for cardiac arrest survivors

Hearts were pounding and voices were echoing through the streets of San Diego, as hundreds of people marched through Downtown…

Operation Dakota Canyon gets help from above

Operation Dakota Canyon gets help from above

A 50-foot line attached to an MD500 helicopter carries a load of rocks deep into the bottom of Dakota…

Make change count for San Diego homeless

Make change count for San Diego homeless

Can you spare a dime? The Downtown San Diego Partnership hopes you can, and will, by dropping that dime and…

Charles Lewis III Park opens as ‘safe haven’

Charles Lewis III Park opens as ‘safe haven’

If you were to ask friends, family and even some of his former constituents, they would tell you the late…

Long-awaited Mission Valley fire station opens

Long-awaited Mission Valley fire station opens

For years residents of Mission Valley have been anxiously awaiting a permanent fire station to call their own. Now they…

Balboa Park hosts 38th December Nights celebration

Balboa Park hosts 38th December Nights celebration

Hundreds of thousands gathered in Balboa Park under the glistening lights to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Balboa…

Local businesses recognized on Small Business Saturday

Local businesses recognized on Small Business Saturday

After the rush of Black Friday, the City of San Diego is encouraging shoppers to stay local and support small…

You’ve never seen surfing like this

You’ve never seen surfing like this

Dozens of San Diegans with physical disabilities were able to get their toes wet on the shores of La Jolla…

Local Marines lend a hand to beautify Toby Wells YMCA

Local Marines lend a hand to beautify Toby Wells YMCA

Dozens of Marines rolled up their sleeves for an act of service, far from the battlefield. With shovels and paintbrushes…

San Diegans with disabilities given a night to remember

San Diegans with disabilities given a night to remember

On any given day, the San Diego Central library is visited by thousands of people seeking to gain knowledge, borrow…

Opera wants to hear young voices

Opera wants to hear young voices

Sixth grader Isis Bermudez hopes to one day become a fashion designer. Right now, she’s fostering her creative spirit…

Firefighters stabbed in the line of duty receive award

Firefighters stabbed in the line of duty receive award

Shining a spotlight on those who go above and beyond, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department honored the extraordinary measures…

Prepare your home for impending El Niño weather

Prepare your home for impending El Niño weather

Being prepared for El Niño is a team effort. City crews are working hard to clean storm drains, roadways…

Major repairs on damaged City street

Major repairs on damaged City street

Neighbors say the potholes and bumps would make vehicles rumble and shake as they drove down Allied Road. Considered by…

San Diego & Tijuana joint cities meeting

San Diego & Tijuana joint cities meeting

Two cities so geographically close together, yet separated by an international border and different language, working to build a stronger…