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Commercial drone industry looking to fly locally

Commercial drone industry looking to fly locally

ENCINITAS — Four propellers whirred, buzzing like the sound of a small swarm of bees.

Mysterious sea star disease hitting San Diego

Mysterious sea star disease hitting San Diego

REGION — Sea stars along the West Coast are dying en masse. The culprit: what biologists are calling sea star wasting syndrome.

Padres, fans hearing new voices

Padres, fans hearing new voices

North County residents part of the remaining 30 candidates

Escondido develops ‘critical’ recycled water project

ESCONDIDO — The city of Escondido has approved initial plans for new recycled water and potable water reuse systems with the intention of securing a local, drought-proof water source for future generations.

Filling up the empty bowls

Filling up the empty bowls

High school takes part in nationwide effort to rid hunger

NCTD contractor to pay $10K to woman slammed to ground by conductor

REGION — A woman who was thrown to the ground by a conductor will receive a $10,000 settlement, the NCTD (North County Transit District) board agreed last week.

Emergency response drill brings NCTD, SMFD to the scene

Emergency response drill brings NCTD, SMFD to the scene

SAN MARCOS — The sight of the flashing lights of emergency vehicles and firefighters scaling a five-story ladder to reach the Sprinter light rail on March 27 was only a practice drill. In the event a true emergency occurs, firefighters and NCTD (North County Transit District) will have this practice under their belts.

Surf film festival set to screen at three venues

Surf film festival set to screen at three venues

REGION — The California Surf Festival will be showing three epic surf films at three locations in San Diego County this spring and summer.

Marine planning could benefit ‘blue’ industries, report says

Marine planning could benefit ‘blue’ industries, report says

REGION — The Yukon, a retired Canadian Navy ship, sits on the ocean floor offshore of Mission Beach.

Council endorses equestrian park plans, avoids funding environmental report

ESCONDIDO — Residents and the City Council praised the completed master plan for a $10 million new equestrian park adjacent to Daley Ranch.