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City seeks emergency closure of La Jolla sea lion rookery

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego officials are seeking a temporary emergency closure of a portion of Point La Jolla at Ellen Scripps Browning Park to protect the sea lion rookery from tourists during the annual sea lion pupping season, it was announced Tuesday. The city is seeking an emergency...
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The best beaches in San Diego for this weekend.

With summer in full swing, San Diegans have been flocking to the coast for an escape from the heat. But what's better than soaking up some rays at a seaside resort?. Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway or something more long-term, this list will help you find your San Diego, and neighborhood, beach dream.
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Disney unveils new 'Magic Key' annual park pass program, prices, tiers

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Disney has unveiled its new annual park pass program, dubbed as "Magic Key," which will be rolled out this month. The Magic Key program will feature four different tiers for Disney fans to choose from that offer different options for visiting Disneyland and California Adventure parks. Each pass will involve making a theme park reservation but will open up more available dates and offer more reservation "holds" depending on the pass tier.
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San Diego Zoo races to vaccinate lions, tigers and other vulnerable species as COVID surges

SAN DIEGO — How do you vaccinate a tiger? Or a cheetah? Or a baboon?. Carefully — very carefully. And with lots of training and treats. As COVID-19 cases surge throughout the region, the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park are hustling to immunize an array of animals that could give Noah’s Ark a run for its money, from tigers to Vervet monkeys to hyenas and other critters staff think could be vulnerable to the virus. By the end of this week, they’ll have doled out first doses to roughly 250 animals, many of them endangered species.
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Suspected COVID-19 cases in tigers leads to closure of Safari Park exhibit

SAN DIEGO — The Tiger Trail habitat at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is closed after a group of Sumatran tigers is believed to have contracted the virus that causes COVID-19. Some of the six tigers at the park were suffering from a cough, which led veterinarians to do an in-house SARS-CoV2 PCR test, a Safari Park spokesperson said. The test yielded a positive result from fecal samples and the Safari Park is now awaiting confirmation of the results by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory.
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Where will you find the best Italian food in San Diego?

Living in America’s big cities unlocks access to worldwide cuisine, including some of the best Italian food in San Diego. The area adjacent to downtown and sporting flashes of red, white and green is its own Italian nook. San Diego’s Little Italy draws tourists and locals each day to dine and explore its revitalized streets. The neon blue archway welcomes you to a slice of Europe with its vibrant awnings, bustling cafes, swanky restaurants and crowded markets.
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City Seeks to Close Another La Jolla Beach for Seals

San Diego officials announced Tuesday that the city was pursuing an emergency permit that would allow it to ban visitors from another beach in the heart of La Jolla. Authorities described the effort, which, they said, was "informed by California Coastal Commission guidance," as an effort to "protect visitors and marine life." The closure sought at the tip of Point La Jolla would start at Boomer Beach and end at a nearby stairway leading down to the bluff, and would be temporary, according to officials.
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Photos: San Diego Zoo animals that have tested for positive for COVID-19

SAN DIEGO — Sumatran tigers are the third species at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park believed to have been infected with COVID-19. News of the suspected cases in the group of tigers came less than a week after a second snow leopard was said to be infected, and a troop of gorillas also suffered from the virus in January. Here’s what we know as the zoo works to vaccinate all of its susceptible animals.