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Pregnant woman hurt in suspected DUI crash loses child
A pregnant woman critically injured lost her unborn child after her car was hit by a suspected drunken driver in Escondido over the weekend, a deputy district attorney said Wednesday.
UCSD raises record $200 million in private donations
Gifts spike despite deep problems in campus fundraising program
Mitsubishi: CPUC had no authority for subpoena
The Japanese company that built the replacement steam generators responsible for knocking out the San Onofre nuclear power plant told state utility regulators they overstepped by issuing a subpoena in the case.
Encanto pushes back on Chollas project
A long-awaited development for an eyesore in Encanto encountered pushback from the community Wednesday as Civic San Diego recommended a developer for the city-owned site.
San Diego expands state’s wage experiment
City voters increase the wage floor and paid sick leave above state levels. Such government mandates are rarely free.
Faulconer win about likeability, governing style
Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer easily winning re-election Tuesday despite a surge in Democratic voters is a result of his collaborative governing style, likeability and focus on bolstering neighborhoods both wealthy and poor, his pollster said Wednesday. “You have this personal likeability factor, you have a good job being done and you have his brand being well known as an authentic problem solver, and that all adds up to not being your typical Republican,” said the pollster, John Neinstedt. “We call that in the business ‘crossover appeal,’ and he’s got that in spades.”
Is a Comic-Con museum headed to Balboa Park?
Comic-Con’s presence in San Diego could be more firmly cemented with a special comic-centric museum that is currently being discussed for development in Balboa Park.
Wedding: Amy Reed & PJ Cosentino
Perfect match made in San Diego
Unnamed sources are not preferred
Reporters and editors want names for accountability and credibility
Man rescued after falling down Torrey Pines cliff
Lifeguards and medics rescued a man who wound up unconscious after falling 40 feet down a cliff in Torrey Pines on Wednesday, a fire official said.
San Diego’s top scientists talk about emerging discoveries
13 scholars see progress against cancer,, and hopes for gene treatments, during meeting at U-T
VIDEO: ‘Hamilton’ preps for the Tonys
Hit musical about founding father set for Broadway’s big party.
Roberts, Gaspar credit resumes for victories
Candidates credit their resumes, Abed’s spicy demeanor, for their wins
Del Mar adopts climate action plan
Del Mar became the second city in the county to declare its goal of switching exclusively to renewable energy by 2035, according to a climate action plan the city council approved Tuesday. The document, which follows a similar plan approved by San Diego in December, spells out measures to reduce the city’s carbon emissions. It directs Del Mar to explore ways of purchasing renewable energy directly and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 15 percent by 2020 and by 50 percent by 2035. And it calls for the city to boost the number of people who commute on bike or foot, and triple its tree cover to cool the city and capture carbon.
Preller, Padres believe draft isn’t a ‘crapshoot’
The Padres believe their process in this week’s draft will lead to future success and potentially separate them from other organizations.
Stadium proponents can stop focusing on Faulconer
Mayor wins reelection despite vehement opposition from groups favoring Chargers’ stadium
Cart-driving is dirty business at fair
Charity Fair Horse Show runs through Saturday at San Diego County Fair
Padres lose to Braves, fall to 1-19 in finales
The Padres lost, 4-2, to the Braves on Wednesday, falling to 1-19 in series finales.
Man accused of setting girlfriend on fire to face trial
An Oceanside man was ordered Wednesday to face trial for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire.
Stadium or apartments?
Dallas-based developer apartment building seeks approval for 383 units at stadium site
What should Bernie Sanders supporters do next?
Clinton’s win for the Democratic party nomination has split Bernie Sanders supporters.
Police search for missing woman with dementia
Police are asking the public to help find an elderly woman with dementia who wandered away from her Del Cerro home Wednesday morning.
Accused Bankers Hill shooter mentally competent
Criminal proceedings will now resume in Titus Colbert Jr.’s case. He is accused of attempted murder on a peace officer.
Letter writers assess the election returns
Union-Tribune letters to the editor for June 9, 2016.
Bottleneck punishes mental health patients
AB 1300 eases bottleneck hurting mental health patients
School district changes ways after grand jury audit
Grand jury audit spurs school district changes
Steve Breen’s weekly cartoon caption contest
Most of the entries this week were gags about a grad moving home, so we tried to pick a few of the best. Top spot goes to Mark Embree for his clever acronym.
Trump grilled on blog about Clintons
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised a major speech attacking Bill and Hillary Clinton next week — even as videotaped depositions near release in which Trump was quizzed about calling them both “great.”
Celebrating 40 years of adult education
San Diego Community College District’s Continuing Education celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Educational Cultural Complex in Mountain View neighborhood.
2016 All-Star Game: Molina, Posey battle in NL catcher voting
2016 All-Star Game: Molina, Posey battle in NL catcher voting
Victory?! San Diego candidates react to election results
San Diego candidates talk about their campaigns and the primary election results
Caruthers, Adams in runoff for college board
A former three-term Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District trustee and a longtime educator will vie for the district’s Seat 4 in the Nov. 7 election.
Moonlight finds ‘Sister Act’ divine
The nun-based musical “Sister Act” just seems to have a way (note we resisted saying “habit”) of following Steve Glaudini around. Glaudini, now the producing artistic director of Moonlight Stage Productions, was helping train Disney “face characters” (performers who wear costumes but no masks) in the early 1990s when the movie version of “Sister Act” came out.
Green picked as All-Star Game coach
Padres manager Andy Green said he’s been selected to be an All-Star Game coach under Terry Collins.
Village & Barrio Master Plan delayed
Carlsbad will wait for results of year-long parking study
Seven candidates so far for 2 Carlsbad council seats
Slow-growth interests rise after lagoon project’s defeat
What’s next for California after Election Day
Is Kamala Harris headed for a spot on the Democrats’ national ticket?
Carlsbad joins other cities using police cameras
Body-worn gear to be purchased this week, in use in 2 or 3 months
San Diego’s TNK Therapeutics teams up in China
TNK Therapeutics plans to develop cancer immunotherapies in Chinese joint venture.
Same showcase, different setting
La Jolla Festival of the Arts is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new name and a new location.
Chargers minicamp practice open to public
Players will be there. Fans will be there. Not expected to attend: signature gatherers.
For Demarre McGill, a musical homecoming
Demarre McGill, who left five years ago to join the Seattle Symphony and is now the principal flutist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, is coming back for a special performance with the group he co-founded. Next Thursday, he and his friends will perform a one-hour concert at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, creating a bridge between the worlds of classical music and visual art. Artist Angela Kallus is currently in residency at the North County museum, where her work will be on exhibit through July 30.
The Dish: Summer parties, ‘Mad Men’ and yoga
What’s happening this week in the world of San Diego dining
Say ciao to this Mexican brunello
Wine of the Week: 2012 Paoloni Sangiovese Grosso
Minors: Guerra, Torres extend hitting streaks
Recapping the previous day of action for the Padres’ minor league affiliates.
Time for Padres to call up Hunter Renfroe
Padres need to gauge Top 100 player’s MLB readiness ror outfield of the future
‘Promise Zone’ has room to improve
The neighborhoods that make up San Diego’s Promise Zone have more than double the poverty rate of the city as a whole.
Where do millennials want to live?
Do millenials want to live in San Diego?
Pundit deems Rivers not a franchise QB
Even with Philip Rivers starting every game last year, the Chargers went 4-12.
53rd All-Star Game: NL makes it 11 straight wins over AL
53rd All-Star Game: NL makes it 11 straight wins over AL
Camp Pendleton picked for top mess hall
One of Camp Pendleton’s dining halls was picked for a top award by the National Restaurant Association.
Aztecs to host KGB Skyshow in season opener
Aztecs will host KGB Skyshow in season opener
Meet serpent dragon’s creator
Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is set to host two receptions June 12 in honor of artist Ricardo Breceda and his metal sculptures displayed in the 14-acre garden. The garden’s Breceda collection includes nine metal art works by the notable Temecula-based sculptor. There’s a giant five-piece serpent with what looks like a dragon’s head in the children’s garden. The pieces of the serpent were installed in the garden in January and were purchased with donations from the community.
4 robbers break into Ocean Beach home
Four men, one of them armed, broke into an Ocean Beach home Tuesday night, police said.
Voters back min wage hike, infrastructure in early results
Early election returns show slight majority for San Diego’s minimum wage hike, infrastructure set-aside measures.
Roberts, Gaspar winning in early returns for supervisor
In early returns, incumbent county Supervisor Dave Roberts, a Democrat, is winning more votes than Republican challenger Kristin Gaspar, mayor of Encinitas, likely putting the two on track for a November runoff election.
Education races closely fought
Results from local school board elections have started to trickle in, with the usually low-key County Board of Education race getting a lot of attention.
Bernie Sanders must walk away so Donald Trump won’t win
Bernie Sanders needs to realize that further attacks on Hillary Clinton risk disaster.
Two Republicans line up to challenge Peters
With half of votes counted in the 52nd Congressional District election, Democratic incumbent Scott Peters was easily winning Tuesday’s primary, with two Republican challengers in a tight race to face off with him in November.
British adventure writer comes to Alpine
A 1,000-mile journey with a dog named Pancho
Verizon cellphone store robbed at gunpoint
Two men wearing bandanas over their faces robbed a Point Loma cellphone store at gunpoint Tuesday night, police said.
Norris, Myers lift Padres over Braves in ninth
The Padres scored a 4-3, walk-off victory over the Braves on Tuesday.
Ramirez, Diaz lead in early returns
Rudy Ramirez, Mike Diaz lead District 4 Chula Vista City Council race in early returns.
Pregame: Blair a familiar foe for Andy Green
Early notes, tidbits and a look at today’s lineups and pitching matchup.
Prep Athletes of the Week
The San Diego Union-Tribune’s top high school performers
Tow complaints are common at city
More than a fourth of claims filed against San Diego police between January 2015 and March 2016 accused the department of wrongful towing of their cars.
Fireworks returning to Chula Vista
July 4th fireworks return to Chula Vista after 8 years, at U.S. Olympics Training Center
Turning blight into beauty
Imperial Beach partners with local organizations to tear down chain link fences
Academic Athletes of the Year
Excellence in scholastics and sports helps light parallel paths to Stanford University
How long do Muslims fast on Ramadan?
See how long each day’s fast will last.
Faulconer cruising, Bry leads council race
Mayor appears headed for re-election; Bry could avoid November runoff
Kersey, Sherman lead in suburban council races
Incumbent Republicans coast to victory over Democratic opponents.
Ward, Flores lead for urban council seats
Newcomers ahead of other Democrats in two safely Democratic districts.
Toddler nearly drowns in Oceanside community pool
A 3-year-old boy who nearly drowned was rescued from a community pool at the Arrowood Golf Course on Tuesday, police said.
Hickey, Elliott leading for city attorney
November runoff between Republican, Democrat appears likely based on early results.
Coaching change at Cal State San Marcos
Jim Saia leaves for Cal State Los Angeles; Ben Foster takes over Cougars men’s basketball program
Venerable festival brings out the best in Greek
San Diego Greek Festival Friday through Sunday
Greek-inspired chicken kebabs
Katie Lee has new show exploring coastal food on the Cooking Channel
Why isn’t Iranian nuclear deal a bigger campaign issue?
One of the mysteries of Campaign 2016 is why the Iran nuclear deal has vanished as an issue.
Man to stand trial in roommate’s beating death
Less than a year before his roommate died of blunt-force injuries, a Clairemont man had threatened to kill her, according to testimony presented Tuesday at a court hearing. David Ashton, 62, is accused in the death of Regina Moore, who died at a hospital hours after she was found unconscious and not breathing at a Pacific Beach apartment in January.
70-acre Pala brush fire fully contained
A 70-acre Pala brush fire was fully contained Tuesday, a week after it broke out, destroyed seven unoccupied buildings and prompted two rounds of evacuations, fire officials said.
Startup Week: Brews, banter and job fair
San Diego Startup Week’s fourth iteration — as the tech world would term it — will kick off Monday with a combination of nonstop talk sessions and facetime for job-seeking college students with the next big thing.
Lawsuit over Miesen appointment settles
Chula Vista will pay attorneys’ fees, change how it fills vacancies on the City Council
National University graduation at Petco
National University will be holding its Southern California commencement ceremony Saturday at a unique location: Petco Park
Fountain gets renovated, sits idle
San Diego just spent $500,000 renovating the centerpiece fountain for the $17 million overhaul of Horton Plaza Park — and the water can only run four hours a day.
Watch rare Prince music video “The Daisy Chain”
Watch Prince play music and basketball in this just-unearthed 16-year-old video
Time to rethink marathon; How to handle Trump now
Union-Tribune letters to the editor for June 8, 2016
San Diegan recalls Greatest moments
Tennis pro Ed Collins started following the career of Cassius Clay long before he changed his name to Muhammad Ali. In a painting that the Champ signed and in a photograph following his victory over Ken Norton, Collins paid his respects to The Greatest.
Free jazz concert with Peter Sprague
A free jazz concert featuring acclaimed guitarist Peter Sprague from Encinitas along with his seven-piece band and vocalist Leonard Patton is June 12 in Rancho Santa Fe.
2016 All-Star Game: Royals still dominate AL ballot
2016 All-Star Game: Royals still dominate ballot
Pendleton puts on multi-cultural fair
Camp Pendleton hosted a Multi-Cultural Day to celebrate the contributions of different cultures in the United States and its armed forces at the Mainside Patio on base.
Fresh basil livens up variety of summer meals
Just the mere whiff of fresh basil makes me crave pesto. After all, it is the definitive herb in Italian cuisine.
FBI wants $8K from Escondido
The FBI is demanding that the City of Escondido pay more than $8,000 for damages to one of its vehicles sustained when a Fire Department SUV pulled out in front of a car driven by an FBI agent.
Deputies shoot out windows, arrest pursuit driver
Sheriff’s deputies used spike strips, beanbag rounds and pepperballs to stop a driver who led them on a 40 mph pursuit around Alpine late Monday.
Oceanside harbor dredging starts
Harbor dredging begins, sand to be placed on beach.
3 injured, 1 critically, in fiery crash
Three people were injured, one critically, in a fiery, two-car collision near Julian Tuesday morning, officials said.
‘Balcony’ aims high, and succeeds
There are actually two balconies in William Gibson’s 2003 play about the late Israeli leader Golda Meir. But for Rosina Reynolds, who plays Meir in New Village Arts’ just-opened staging of “Golda’s Balcony,” there’s something else to tread across as well: One very daunting (figurative) tightrope.
War veteran feeds needy seniors
Marine veteran is No. 1 volunteer for Angel’s Depot in Vista
James Shields: ‘The way I left is definitely disappointing’
In an interview Tuesday, new White Sox pitcher James Shields said the way he left the Padres was “definitely disappointing.”
Torrey Pines North renovation in photos
Take a tour of the ongoing renovations with our golf writer