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Fentanyl overdoses in San Diego County more than tripled during lockdowns

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The top law enforcement leaders in San Diego County are sounding the alarm about a concerning increase in overdose deaths related to fentanyl, especially among younger people. The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department and Police Chiefs’ and Sheriff’s Association are pushing out the warning on social media in an effort to educate youth and parents that if the pill you’re taking didn’t come from a pharmacy, it could kill you.
Escondido, CASan Diego weekly Reader

Pegah’s Kitchen: a blast from the past in Escondido

“Okay, I give up,” Mag says. “Why is this place called Pegah’s Kitchen?”. “Because it’s a breakfast place and ‘Pegah’ means ‘Dawn’ in Persian. Breakfast time!”. I’m guessing about that last part, because this is a breakfast place. But I’ve been told it’s also a girl’s name. The owner’s daughter.
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Rental Relief Not Working For All

A rental relief program meant to prevent massive evictions is not working as it should, as KPBS investigative reporter Claire Trageser found. Plus: The push is on for a California Assembly bill that addresses learning loss suffered by students during the pandemic and more local news you need. San Diego...
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MOUNTAIN LION REHABBED IN RAMONA RETURNS TO WILD IN ORANGE COUNTY

June 23, 2021 (Ramona) -- One of the mountain lions who spent 4 months at San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center under the care of the organization’s Project Wildlife team, was released back into the wild late Monday, June 21. The 6-month-old cub and her sister came to San Diego Humane Society after their mother had been hit by a car, leaving them orphaned near the Tijeras Creek Golf Course in Orange County. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) determined the cubs could not fend for themselves in Rancho Santa Margarita and requested assistance from SDHS. The first cub arrived at the Ramona Wildlife Center on Feb. 11, 2021 and the second was transferred from Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital after surgery on May 1, 2021.
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San Diego fentanyl overdoses tripled amid COVID-19 lockdowns

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office is warning residents about fatal fentanyl overdoses in the Southern California city. Fentanyl-related overdoses tripled in 2020 amid COVID-19 lockdowns, with 461 deaths compared to 151 in 2019, according to the DA's office. "Parents are finding their children dead from fentanyl overdoses, boyfriends...
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San Diego International Airport Goes Green

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) has enrolled in the San Diego Community Power (SDCP), a non-profit renewable energy program, which will provide the airport with completely renewable, carbon-free energy. The airport is the busiest single-runway commercial airport in the country, having served 25 million passengers pre-pandemic. SAN is one...
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Massive startup beach campus planned for Encinitas

North County software startup Flock Freight is rapidly building out an unconventional tech campus in the Encinitas beach community — taking over buildings that used to house retail. The company just leased a 40,000-square-foot space on South Coast Highway 101 — the former home to Whole Foods, which closed in...
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Parkway Bowl Fully Reopens to the Delight of San Diego Bowlers With Spare Time to Fill

Parkway Bowl Reopened June 18 to a Greatful East San Diego County. After a COVID friendly soft opening in May of 2021 where lane skills were admittedly rusty, Parkway Bowl, one of San Diego's few remaining ten pin bowling alleys fully reopened this weekend at full capacity. In addition to the bowling alley, the adjacent indoor amusement park, The Boardwalk also reopened for the first time in over 15 months.
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SAN DIEGO REGION IS DROUGHT-SAFE THIS SUMMER, COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY SAYS, BUT RESIDENTS ASKED TO CONSERVE WATER

June 21, 2021 – Statewide drought conditions are highlighting the value of regionally and locally controlled water supplies in San Diego County, where the San Diego County Water Authority today announced that the region is protected from drought impacts this summer, and through 2045, despite continued hot and dry conditions. No shortages or regional water-use mandates are in the forecast, the result of three decades of strategic investments that create an aquatic safety net for San Diego County’s $253 billion economy and quality of life for 3.3 million residents.