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Tower closed for 80 years reopens in January

Closed for 80 years, the California Tower at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park will reopen to the public on Jan. 1, museum officials announced Tuesday. Read More »

Harvard student returns to U.S. after months in immigration limbo

A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission returned Tuesday to the United States. Read More »

PETA files complaint against SeaWorld with the United States Department of Agriculture

Though PETA has blasted SeaWorld parks for years for using captive animals to entertain humans, the organization has ramped up its efforts against the marine theme park since the release of "Blackfish." Read More »

Authorities identify man who died suspiciously behind Bay Ho-area home

A ruling on whether the death was accidental or a homicide is on hold pending completion of post-mortem exams. Read More »

Lawsuit filed over viral photo of woman's failed suicide attempt

Someone at the hospital, believed to have been a nurse, took an unauthorized photo of the woman with the pencils protruding from her eyes and gave the image to a third party, the suit states. Read More »

County seeks help in identifying people who may have touched rabid bat in San Marcos

People who know the identity of the children, their parents, or others who may have had contact with the bat are urged to contact the HHSA as soon as possible at (619) 692-8499. Read More »

High-speed pursuit suspect arrested

The suspect, Kristian Childs, fled over various streets in eastern San Diego before pulling over in front of his home in the 5500 block of Redwood Street, where he jumped out and ran off. Read More »

Judge: Student-run cafe at UC San Diego must close its doors

UCSD filed suit after the student collective Che Cafe refused to vacate the 1940s-era building on campus. University officials said the building needs $700,000 in repairs to stay open. Read More »

"Breaking Bad" action figures pulled from shelves

"Breaking Bad" action figures pulled from shelves Read More »

Water restrictions changing from voluntary to mandatory

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Monday to make the voluntary restrictions on water use in the city mandatory starting Nov. 1 in response to the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies. Read More »

Knocked fire hydrant slows traffic in Paradise Hills

Crews are busy cleaning up after a knocked-over fire hydrant made a mess in Paradise Hills. Read More »

City Council to consider compromise plan for fee to fund affordable housing projects

The deal is expected to end a struggle between housing advocates and business leaders over the future of the fee, which was instituted in 1990. Six years later, the levy was halved as an economic stimulus. Read More »

Minimum wage vote headed to June 2016 ballot

The City Council voted unanimously Monday to put an incremental hike in the minimum wage in San Diego before the public on the June 2016 primary election ballot. Read More »

Controversy at Children's Pool in La Jolla continues

Advocates for beach access at the Children's Pool in La Jolla announced Monday they filed a lawsuit challenging the city of San Diego's decision to prohibit people from venturing onto the sand at the scenic spot beginning Dec. 15. Read More »

18-year-old SDSU student with meningitis taken off life support

The school and county health officials confirm Monday that the 18-year-old San Diego State University student with bacterial meningitis was taken off life support on Saturday. Read More »

DA: No charges to be filed for DeMaio office burglary, sexual harassment allegations

The San Diego Police Department investigated a burglary reported at DeMaio's campaign headquarters on Black Mountain Road in May, and more recent claims by a former campaign staffer that he was sexually harassed by the ex-San Diego city councilman. Read More »

Coaster train kills pedestrian in Encinitas

The rail fatality occurred at Leucadia Boulevard and North Coast Highway in Encinitas shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to sheriff's officials. Read More »

Officers shoot and kill pit bull in Oceanside

Oceanside police say the dog was aggressive and initially charged at them. That's when they tazed the pit bull, but when the animal charged again, they resorted to using a gun. Read More »

Man accused of practicing without medical license, selling ineffective treatment due in court

Twelve victims are named in a criminal complaint, including six who died, Deputy District Attorney Gina Darvas said. One person paid Young $120,000 for treatment, the prosecutor said. Read More »

UC San Diego Health System announces human testing of stem cell therapies

The researchers hope that the transplanted cells will develop into neurons that bridge the gap created by injury, replace severed or lost nerve connections and restore at least some motor and sensory function. Read More »

High court to review California death penalty case

The jury convicted Ayala of killing three people during a drug robbery at a San Diego garage in 1985. Read More »

City Council will decide fate of minimum wage increase

The three-stage hike would have resulted in the lowest pay in the city being set at $11.50 an hour by January 2017. Read More »

Monday is last day to register to vote for Nov. 4 general election

Forms are available at the registrar's office at 5600 Overland Ave. in San Diego, post offices, public libraries, city clerk offices and Department of Motor Vehicles offices. Read More »

Woman stuck in chimney of Thousand Oaks home, rescued and arrested

Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of the chimney and lubricate it with dish soap Sunday. Read More »

Jury selection continues for man accused of murdering mother when she ended financial support

Sherry Chu Chang suffered 75 separate wounds, including blows to her arm, back and scalp, delivered by either a claw hammer, baseball bat or some other blunt force instrument, according to previous court testimony. Read More »