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Gates breaks franchise receiving record

utsandiego.com — In the middle of a season in which a youthful energy has been restored in his legs, even as he repeatedly acknowledges the inevitable defeat time will one day deal him, Antonio Gates on Thursday night made more history.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @UTKevinAcee: With quintissential Antonio Gates catch, tight end passes Lance Alworth for most receiving yards in Chargers history: utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @UTKevinAcee: With quintissential Antonio Gates catch, tight end passes Lance Alworth for most receiving yards in Chargers history: utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/…

Oct 23, 2014

With quintissential Antonio Gates catch, tight end passes Lance Alworth for most receiving yards in Chargers history: utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/…

Oct 23, 2014

Bravo. RT @UTsandiego Antonio Gates is now the Chargers' all-time leader in receiving yards: bitly.com/1z2wSeC pic.twitter.com/FnAUOv452i

Retired SDPD criminalist suspected in '84 murder

utsandiego.com — A man who worked for 20 years in the San Diego Police Department's laboratory as a criminalist apparently committed suicide Tuesday as police were making preparations to arrest him in a 30-year-old murder. Kevin Charles Brown, 62, was found dead at Cuyamaca State Park on Highway 79 near mile marker 7.25 Tuesday afternoon, San Diego homicide Lt.
Oct 23, 2014

Ex-SDPD lab worker suspected of murder found dead at Cuyamaca State Park, police were close to making an arrest: bitly.com/1segFua"

Oct 23, 2014

RT @UTsandiego: Ex-SDPD lab worker suspected of murder found dead at Cuyamaca State Park: bitly.com/1segFua

Oct 23, 2014

RT @UTsandiego: Ex-SDPD lab worker suspected of murder found dead at Cuyamaca State Park: bitly.com/1segFua

Palomar student contracted meningococcal bacteria

utsandiego.com — A Palomar College student has an infection caused by meningococcal bacteria and is improving after a hospitalization, county health officials said Thursday. The announcement comes less than a week after a San Diego State freshman died from a strain of bacterial meningitis. Health officials said there is no known connection between the two cases.
Oct 23, 2014

Palomar student diagnosed w/ meningococcal bacteria, but it's not linked to fatal SDSU case. utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/… via @utsandiego

Oct 23, 2014

RT @UTsandiego: Palomar College student infected with meningococcal bacteria is recovering after hospitalization: utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/…

Local mayors differ on climate plans

utsandiego.com — Mayors from across the San Diego region offered different perspectives Thursday on how aggressively cities should fight climate change. Speaking at a downtown luncheon, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer touted a bold plan he unveiled last month to create new regulations and incentives that are expected to cut the city's carbon emissions in half by 2035.
Oct 23, 2014

Faulconer wants to move faster on dealing with climate change than some of his fellow local mayors. bit.ly/1rs6To8

Oct 23, 2014

Local mayors differ on climate plans. Luncheon also focuses on Chargers stadium, drought, adding new housing. tinyurl.com/psa97rg

3 big moments from the San Diego Chargers' 35-21 defeat to the Denver Broncos

utsandiego.com — The Chargers finally ran out of cornerbacks with Brandon Flowers inactive due to concussion and Jason Verrett re-aggravating a shoulder injury in the second quarter. Also a kickoff return fumble by the Broncos was overturned, with the ruling going against San Diego. Finally, Eric Weddle was beastly, but his teammates gave him no help whatsoever.

Chargers haunted by plays not made

utsandiego.com — Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders and Juwan Thompson had a pair of touchdown runs as the Denver Broncos beat up the San Diego Chargers, 35-21, on Thursday in Denver. The Broncos improve to 6-1 and increase their lead in the AFC West over the 5-3 Chargers.

Frank Bresson's killer still sought 19 years after his body was found in Fallbrook.

utsandiego.com — A Riverside man was shot and left along a Fallbrook river 19 years ago, and sheriff's homicide investigators have been looking for his killer ever since. Investigators released details of the cold case Thursday in hopes of sparking some tips or leads. The case started with the Aug.
Oct 24, 2014

Cold case homicide: Frank Bresson was shot 19 years ago, found in Falllbrook. utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/…

Softer enforcement of "minor-oriented" rule will allow more San Diego pot shops

utsandiego.com — San Diego officials loosened rules this week governing where the city's first legal medical marijuana dispensaries can open, giving new hope to several frustrated pot shop applicants. The city decided to soften a prohibition against opening a dispensary within 1,000 feet of a "minor-oriented facility" because the previously broad interpretation of that term had stymied many applicants.
Oct 23, 2014

As the city attorney continues to close down illegal pot dispensaries, city loosens rules for legal ones. bit.ly/1D3gFmS

Oct 23, 2014

#SanDiego loosens pot shop rules. Softer enforcement of "minor-oriented" will allow dispensaries in more places tinyurl.com/peo6yum

Wheelchair hit by car in Valencia Park, girl suffers skull fracture, San Diego police said.

utsandiego.com — An 8-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture when she was hit by a car as she rode across an intersection with an adult in a wheelchair Thursday evening, San Diego police said. The two were using a crosswalk to cross Imperial Avenue southbound at 54th Street in Valencia Park about 5:50 p.m., police Officer Robert Heims said.
Oct 24, 2014

Child hit by car has skull fracture, was riding a wheelchair with an adult. utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/…

Injured Jason Verrett did what he could

utsandiego.com — Jason Verrett did what he could. Maybe a little more. The Chargers cornerback, thought not to play at all Thursday, started against the Broncos. A shoulder injury clearly ailed him. In the second quarter, after a few series, he exited the game. He watched the second half in a gray sweatshirt, his left arm in a sling.

Chargers safety Jahleel Addae took two scary hits vs. the Broncos

utsandiego.com — Chargers safety Jahleel Addae ignited social media for all the wrong reasons in San Diego's 35-21 defeat to Denver on Thursday Night Football. The reason? Addae absorbed two big hits in the game that left him stumbling and dazed, and video clips of both hits quickly went viral on Twitter.
Oct 24, 2014

.@Chargers safety Jahleel Addae took 2 scary hits, but says he passed concussion test, just a stinger. fb.me/6QiHudDHT

The banged-up Chargers couldn't win a shootout.

utsandiego.com — Chargers 0, Broncos 0 Key play: The Chargers' Ricardo Mathews tackled Ronnie Hillman on third-and-3 to force a punt. Key stat: Each team punted twice. Not in the box score: Inactive for the Chargers were CB Steve Williams, RB Ryan Mathews, CB Brandon Flowers, RB Donald Brown, LB Manti Te'o, LB Jerry Attaochu and LB Cordarro Law.

Famed engineer Don Norman returns to UC San Diego to "transform world of design."

utsandiego.com — Blunt. Funny. Patient. Impatient. Intuitive. Practical. Creative. Restless. Designer-author-consultant Don Norman is all of these things. But the thing that stood out on a recent afternoon at UCSD was his energy. The 78-year-old fast-walked past students to a meeting where he spoke with gusto about the future of his profession.

Ebola plush toys put Connecticut company Giant Microbes under a microscope

utsandiego.com — You got Ebola. That's cute. Said no one ever. Unless they're talking about this plush toy that's "selling like hot cakes" at a Connecticut company called Giant Microbes Inc., which sells more than 150 different designs of cute, cuddly replicas of microscopic images. Bird flu? HIV? Herpes? Diarrhea.
Oct 23, 2014

Ebola plush toys are in demand but herpes is cute too: bitly.com/1pEZAts And wait'll you see diarrhea. pic.twitter.com/IkOASnwA3p

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County environmental health inspections lag

utsandiego.com — San Diego County regulators have failed to conduct thousands of state-mandated hazardous-materials inspections at businesses across the region, despite collecting fees that pay for the reviews. The Department of Environmental Health acknowledged the backlog of more than 2,700 required inspections after U-T Watchdog obtained internal records outlining the problems and a road map to resolving them.

Downtown San Diego's Stingaree nightclub will get a major makeover, similar to a sister club, Omnia, in Las Vegas

utsandiego.com — When downtown San Diego's longtime nightclub, Stingaree, closes early next month, work will begin immediately on reinventing the space as an entirely new nightlife venue similar to a sister club being developed in Las Vegas.
Oct 23, 2014

Want to know what what's to become of the #Stingaree downtown? Here's the latest: bit.ly/1whExoi #hakkasan